Harry Kane hopes to beat Alan Shearer goals record

Posted December 24, 2017

The good thing is that mentally as a group we know that every game is a challenge for us and I think that there is an acceptance of that and there's a reality to it.

And now he will attempt to create history against Southampton on Boxing Day. It was a hard place to come.

In the other Premier League games, Brighton pipped Watford 1-0, Southampton drew 1-1 with Huddersfield, Stoke City defeated West Brom 3-1, Swansea City drew 1-1 with Crystal Palace, while West Ham lost 2-3 to Newcastle. Burnley have been doing great and we didn't want to give them any incentive.

While Tottenham were on top, they had to wait until the 69th minute to extend their lead when Kane struck again, while when he grabbed his side's third in the 79th minute he moved level with Alan Shearer for the most Premier League goals in a calendar year, with 36 to his name.

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Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino said he is running out of words to praise Kane.

The legendary forward posted 36 emojis on Twitter and added: 'Congratulations Harry Kane!'

"It's hard to find words to describe Harry Kane".

"I am happy, we needed this type of victory and today was an important three points".

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Kane scored a first-half penalty against Burnley before finding the back of the net twice after the break to achieve the feat.

"They knew they had to earn it and they did".

Spurs surprisingly came into the match trailing sixth-place Burnley, but they soon had the upper hand in the match as Kane dispatched a penalty inside of 10 minutes after Kevin Long tripped Dele Alli in the area.

"For the penalty he is going down after the contact, which is minor contact at best, so that's a really tough one too".

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"I think it was a tough one. It's the old favourite - an orange card".