I’m up with the best in the world on this form, says Tottenham’s Harry Kane

Spurs striker aiming for 2d successive golden boot . Kane joint most sensible of charts on 17 objectives with Sánchez and Lukaku.

Tottenham’s Harry Kane celebrates Sunday’s hat-trick against Stoke City
Tottenham’s Harry Kane celebrates Sunday’s hat-trick towards Stoke City

Harry Kane believes he’s in the best type of his profession and has established himself as certainly one of the best strikers in the world after his 3rd hat-trick of the calendar yr took him previous 20 objectives for a 3rd season in succession.

No one can fit the 63 objectives, scored in 93 fits, plundered via Kane in the Premier League since the get started of the 2014-15 marketing campaign, with his present run, of 13 objectives in 12 video games in all competitions, his 2d prolific burst of the season. The 23-year-old controlled 9 in as many outings again in past due autumn and, with 17, is degree with Alexis Sánchez and Romelu Lukaku as the most sensible flight’s main scorer this season as he seeks to retain the golden boot.

That weight of objectives compares favourably with many elite forwards throughout Europe and caused the supervisor, Mauricio Pochettino, to claim Kane “one in every of the best strikers in the world” in the wake of Sunday’s haul, with his first-half hat-trick brushing aside Stoke City. “I think that, should you take a look at my stats, my objectives, then I’m up there,” stated the ahead in settlement with his supervisor. “Look, I simply attempt to do my best. I love to attain objectives, clearly I will be able to attempt to rating as many as I will be able to from now till the finish of the season. I think in just right shape.”

 

The striker, ultimate season’s main Premier League scorer with 25 objectives, cited the seven-week rehabilitation from an ankle ligament damage, culminating in his go back in early November, as well timed, providing him a relaxation after his involvement at Euro 2016 with England. His newest free-scoring run has noticed 3 hat-tricks in somewhat over six weeks, spanning 9 video games. “I feel I’m in the best type of my profession,” he stated. “I think recent, I think sharp, I think in just right form. Of path, that damage I had previous in the season would possibly have carried out me a little of excellent, getting slightly extra relaxation. I’ve had a just right couple of months so it’s essential I proceed that till the finish of the season.

“As a striker you all the time need to win the golden boot. There’s a large number of most sensible strikers up there at the minute – I feel I may well be joint most sensible now – and there are nonetheless a large number of video games to play. But, in fact, it might be sensible to retain that golden boot. That trophy is up there in my space, and I would really like any other one. When folks have stated I’m a one-season marvel, that’s motivated me. I need to turn out them flawed and I do know, in myself, that I will be able to all the time rating.

“It’s great to damage that 20-goal mark once more. Hopefully I will be able to push on to 25, to 30; that’s all the time the purpose. I’ve simply were given to stay doing what I’m doing, the staff has to stay doing what we’re doing, stay profitable video games, and that’s the maximum necessary factor.”

Spurs’ win on Sunday maintained the handiest unbeaten house document in the department, a run which is maintaining their pursuit of Champions League qualification. Tottenham have risen to 2d position, albeit 10 issues off Chelsea at the most sensible, and feature dropped most effective 4 issues at White Hart Lane. “We know we’ve were given winnable video games coming up,” stated Kane. “Although each and every recreation is hard in the Premier League, we really feel that at house we’re very robust and we’re now not conceding many objectives.

“We’ve simply were given to proceed that – that self assurance. We comprehend it’s the remaining yr at White Hart Lane [before the ground is moved to the next-door site over the next 12 months] so we need to expectantly do the best we will be able to. And thus far, so just right. So it’s essential we do this over the subsequent month or two.”

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