Harry Kane: 'I'm not resting on my laurels' in Golden Boot race



Posted Friday, May 19, 2017 by ESPN

Harry Kane: 'I'm not resting on my laurels' in Golden Boot race
Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min accounted for all of Tottenham's goals on Thursday night.

Harry Kane admitted the Premier League Golden Boot was on his mind as he hit four goals in Tottenham's thumping 6-1 win at Leicester.

The Spurs striker now leads the scoring charts on 26 league goals -- two ahead of Everton's Romelu Lukaku -- heading into the final weekend of the season.

England international Kane, who hopes to add to his tally against relegated Hull on Sunday, told Sky Sports: "I've been thinking a lot about getting on the scoresheet this week. It's the first time I've scored four goals and it was a good moment to do it.

"I was looking to get one or two goals at least and then hopefully take it into the last game, now I'm in the driving seat at the minute but there's still one game to play so I'm not resting on my laurels.

"I've got to get out there against Hull and try and score more goals."

Kane moved one goal better than his tally last season, when he won the Golden Boot by a single striker better than Manchester City's Sergio Aguero and Leicester's Jamie Vardy.

Only Robbie Fowler, Alan Shearer, Thierry Henry and Robin van Persie have previously scored 25 goals in consecutive seasons in the Premier League.

It was his third league hat trick of the season, matching Napoli's Dries Mertens and Bayern's Robert Lewandowski for the most among Europe's top 5 leagues this season.

The hat trick was also the fifth of his career in the Premier League. He's the first Tottenham player to accomplish the feat and also the third-youngest after Michael Owen and Fowler.

Kane became the fifth Tottenham player to score four in a game, joining Jermain Defoe, Robbie Keane, Dimitar Berbatov and Jurgen Klinsmann.

Son Heung-Min scored Tottenham's other two goals, his 20th and 21st of the season. His first goal moved him past Cha Bum-Kun to become the highest-scoring South Korean player in a European season.

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino said he has no concerns about holding on to his star players during the summer transfer window.

"We will keep the players that we want to keep," he said. "Maybe we will sell the players that we want to sell.

"I think we are so, so, so calm about our big players and they are so happy here. We are building a very exciting project."

Tottenham moved to 83 points on the season, two more than Leicester's title-winning total a year ago.

Leicester manager Craig Shakespeare said he was unsure whether the humbling defeat would affect his chances of staying in the role for next season.

"I don't know, you'll have to ask the owners about that," he said. "What I would say is that I think if we'd won, I'm not sure that would have done my chances any good as well. It's not for me to answer that."

Shakespeare also challenged his players to make amends by ending the season with victory over Bournemouth, which would allow them to finish in the top half of the table.

"We haven't had many performances like that," he added. "They [the players] have been excellent in the time that I've been in charge.

"Hopefully this is a one-off. We need to put it right for Sunday because we want to finish as high as we can."

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