Can Harry Kane Beat Alan Shearer’s Goal Scoring Record?
Harry Kane has displayed any doubters wrong that he is a one season wonder. The Spurs forward has now become the leading goal scorer in the Premier League and already beaten his total scored last season in the league. On current form he is ranked easily within the top ten strikers in Europe and his manager Mauricio Pochettino has recently stated he thinks he is one of the best in the world.
There are not many players in recent history that have come close to breaking Alan Shearers Premier League goal scoring record of 260. Kane is on course to break it if he stays in the Premier League and away from serious injury. After just 79 matches the England Forward has scored 45 goals. If he averages 24 goals a season for the next five, he will break the record and still only be 27 years old.
Kane is now two goals ahead of Jamie Vardy in the race for top goal scorer in the Premier League. He scored two goals in Tottenham’s last outing against Bournemouth, which his team won 3 – 0. It puts them in a great place to win their first title since 1961. They now sit in second place and are five points behind surprise league leader Leicester City.
Today match predictions are impossible to make but win or draw you can be sure that Kane has given his all to the team. He is loved by the Spurs fans who call him “one of their own” and loves the club. If Daniel Levy ever tried to sell him, he would never be allowed back in White Hart Lane as the fans would kill him.
The last English player that won the Golden Boot for the Premier League was Kevin Phillips. He managed to put the ball in the back of the net 30 times when playing in the 1999 – 2000 season for Sunderland.
Kane was recently quoted as saying about breaking the record “It’s a lot of goals, and I’m still a long way off but Shearer was an idol of mine growing up, to see how many goals he scored was incredible, I take it season by season. I don’t like looking too far ahead because you never know what can happen.”
Today match predictions may be difficult to call, but one thing is for sure is that Kane will be banging in the goals. He has just joined a prestigious group of English footballers after reaching the 20 goals a season mark for the second consecutive year. The only other Englishman to make it are Robbie Fowler, Andy Cole, Les Ferdinand and of course Alan Shearer.
Kane is hoping that he can inspire other managers in the top divisions to put faith in youth. He is a prime example of what can happen when a manager trusts in his young players. Kane believes that up and coming homegrown players will give their all to the club. Lose, win or draw the youngster will give everything they have and will also give them the confidence to progress their game to the next level. It is a formula that is working well at Spurs at the moment, and one that other teams will look to copy should the success continue at White Hart Lane.