Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has revealed he’s keen to overtake Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the race for the Premier League golden boot award.
The England international, who won the Premier League Golden Boot prize in 2016 and 2017 before also finishing first in the race for the Golden boot at the World Cupid Russia, said, according to ESPN:
“Since I’ve been in the Premier League it’s had some of the best strikers in the world.”
“Aubameyang is at the top end at the moment. There’s quite a few on eight or nine goals so it’s important for me to carry on doing what I’m doing.”
“When you’ve done it on the biggest stage of them all, the World Cup, you can look back and gain confidence from that. If you’re going through a spell where you’re not scoring, a couple of games here and there, you know you can do it at the highest level.”
Spurs victory over Southampton was a welcome relief after Sunday’s 4-2 defeat to Arsenal, and Kane is pleased that the North London side will get another crack at the Unai Emery’s men when they return to the Emirates for the Carabao Cup quarterfinal in two weeks’ time.
“It was a derby game and you never want to lose those kinds of games,” he said.
“Credit to them, they were probably the better team on the day but it was important for us to dust it off and get back to winning ways.”
“Revenge is a strong word but we’ll be motivated [in the quarterfinal]. It was a heated derby. It’s what you want a derby to be like.”
“It’s an opportunity for us to get one back if we can. That’s still a couple of weeks away but I’m sure the fans will be looking forward to it, and we will be as well.”