Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane believes he is hitting form at the right time as the busy Christmas Premier League schedule kicks in.
The England international says he is again hitting peak form in time for the busy festive period which will benefit him as he bids to overtake Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the race for the Premier League top scorer.
Kane scored eight goals in six matches during December 2017, including two consecutive hat tricks against Burnley and Southampton.
The 25-year-old has struck nine goals to his name so far this season for both club and country, including the first goal during Wednesday’s 3-1 home win over Southampton.
Despite concern by some Spurs fans about Kane’s workload and the risk of fatigue, the England captain believes he is at his best when the games are rolling in fast.
“This is the sort of period I like, where you get into a rhythm, get into a routine,” he said, according to ESPN.
“I feel in good shape and I feel I’m at my best when I’m in my rhythm.”
“You don’t think too much. If you miss a couple of chances you get back quickly. You know where the spaces are, you know where the ball’s going to drop.”
“It’s these sorts of periods in my career where I’m at my best. It might be down to fitness as well — when teams are tired I exploit the space a bit more. In December and January, I hit top form, and winning games is important in this period as well.”