Tottenham striker Harry Kane is determined to catch Liverpool’s Mo Salah at the top of the Premier League goal-scoring charts – and has taken a step closer this afternoon.
Spurs’ second goal in Saturday’s 2-1 win at Stoke was handed to him after a successful appeal.
The Premier League’s goals accreditation panel had initially given it to Spurs midfielder Christian Eriksen but it is now Kane’s goal, taking his tally to 25 – four behind the league’s leading scorer, Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah.
And earlier this month he said he’s still determined to finish as the top goalscorer in the division.
“Salah’s done fantastic, he’s a great great player,” said Kane.
“Yeah, it’s competition. I had the same last year.
“For me, I’ve got to focus on my own game and my own team, and we’ll see what happens come the end of the season.
“He’s obviously got a bit of a head start now, and we’ll see what happens. I can’t control what he does, so I’ve just got to make sure I prepare well for games and just be ready.”
Kane had been expected to miss at least another fortnight following the injury he’d picked up at Bournemouth in March but he came back sooner than expected and quickly found himself amongst the goals again.
He revealed the secret to his rapid recovery.
“Whenever something bad happens in football or life, you have to find the positives.” he said. “For me, it was a chance to get a couple of weeks’ break, refresh the other muscles, and get ready for the business end of the season.
“That’s how I looked at it. I didn’t know how quickly I would be back, but I went away with one of the physios, did some rehab and I knew last week it was looking good and I would be able to step it up. Thankfully I was ready for the game.”
Adapted from BirminghamLive Sports.