Harry Kane insists he nonetheless has room for enchancment after the Tottenham striker’s treble set a Premier League report and took him above Lionel Messi to complete as Europe’s main scorer.
Kane’s 22nd-minute header in Tuesday’s 5-2 win over Southampton at Wembley was his 37th aim of the yr, shifting him previous Alan Shearer’s earlier Premier League report, which was set when he performed for Blackburn in 1995.
But Kane wasn’t completely satisfied to accept that milestone and he scored twice extra to say his eighth treble of the yr.
His second aim took him to 55 for membership and nation in 2017 — lifting him above Barcelona nice Messi to change into Europe’s top-scorer during the last 12 months within the 5 main nations (England, Spain, Italy, Germany and France).
Messi, who has 54 objectives this yr, can’t catch Kane as Barcelona don’t play once more till 2018.
To sum up the magnitude of the achievement, it’s the primary time both Messi or Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo haven’t led the way in which in 9 years.
“I’m very proud. Messi and Ronaldo have dominated football for so long and they’re two of the greatest players ever so it’s an honour to even be compared to them,” stated Kane.
“I’ll hold working more durable, it’s about discovering little percents to get higher and doing issues on the coaching floor to make you higher.
“There’s a great staff here and a great manager here who will keep pushing me, don’t you worry about that!”
Tottenham supervisor Mauricio Pochettino paid tribute to Kane, who’s now some of the sought-after gamers in world soccer and put him the identical bracket and Ronaldo and Messi.
“It’s a massive achievement and we feel it’s our achievement, something we share with his team-mates and the club,” he stated.
“At 24 to attain these objectives. Not solely an enormous expertise, how he’s as an individual and an expert it’s wonderful to work with him.
“For me, he’s world class. Of course Messi and Cristiano are totally different. He’s top-of-the-line.
“It’s troublesome to say he’s the perfect however he’s proven to everybody he’s top-of-the-line.
“The secret is work hard every day. That is the big secret of the big players like Harry, Ronaldo and Messi and company. You cannot afford not to work everyday.”
Kane might need been the sport’s scorching subject, however Dele Alli confirmed indicators of rediscovering his finest kind, scoring one and creating two for Kane and one other for Son Heung-Min.
“I’m happy he scored and helped the team, but we expect more and we will push him to be better,” added Pochettino.
Southampton scored consolations by Sofiane Boufal and Dusan Tadic.
By that time that they had been blown away and are heading right into a relegation battle after only one win in 11 video games.
“It’s important to know how people react,” stated Southampton supervisor Mauricio Pellegrino.