Harry Kane has revealed his aim to break Alan Shearer’s record haul of 260 Premier League goals – despite not scoring for Spurs this season.
Kane enjoyed a remarkable breakthrough campaign at White Hart Lane last season, scoring 31 goals in all competitions and 21 in the Premier League.
Added to his previous haul of three goals in 2013/14, the 21-year-old is a mere 236 goals away from former Southampton, Blackburn and Newcastle man Shearer’s Premier League record of 260 strikes.
Kane has alleviated fears over his early-season struggles after no goals in five league games so far this season, and has instead chosen to focus on challenging a man he describes as his “idol”.
Discussing his target with Match of the Day magazine, the England international said: “I’ll give it a go.
“That’s a lot of goals but it just shows how good he was to score that many – 260 in the Prem is incredible.
“I’ll take my time and try to get 18 per season, but 35 years of age seems a long way away.”
Kane also says that the advice Shearer has given him has helped him as he looks to break his goal duck this season.
“He’s a top bloke and an idol of mine,” Kane continued. “He scored so many goals. He told me to keep confident and when you get your chances just take them.
“I haven’t scored much this season but there’s no rush, I’ve got to be patient, it’s a long old season ahead so that’s important.
“When I get on the ball now I don’t get as much time but that’s part of football.
“t’s about working on ways to improve my game, like finding more space. It’s a challenge for me but I’m looking forward to it.”