Sil­ver bet­ter than goal

LON­DON – Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur striker Harry Kane is happy to shatter scor­ing records but be­lieves that win­ning sil­ver­ware with the Lon­don club would rep­re­sent a more sig­nif­i­cant achieve­ment than any per­sonal land­mark.

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The Eng­land in­ter­na­tional scored a hat-trick in Tues­day’s 5-2 win over Southamp­ton to eclipse Alan Shearer’s 22-year-old record of 36 Premier League goals in a cal­en­dar year, tak­ing his tally to 39 for 2017.

Lethal marks­man

Kane also be­came Europe’s most lethal marks­man of the year as he took his to­tal in all com­pe­ti­tions in the cal­en­dar year for club and coun­try to 56, lift­ing him ahead of Lionel Messi, who hit 54 for Barcelona and Ar­gentina in the past 12 months.

Asked if team hon­ours meant more than per­sonal glory, Kane said: “Yeah, for sure, 100 per­cent. I’ve al­ways said team tro­phies are what I want to achieve.”

Tot­ten­ham are fifth in the Premier League, 21 points be­hind run­away lead­ers Manch­ester City. They face Ital­ian side Ju­ven­tus in the last 16 of the Cham­pi­ons League in Fe­bru­ary and host Wim­ble­don in the FA Cup third round next month.

“We’ve got a good chance to win the FA Cup. In the Cham­pi­ons League we’ve shown we can beat the best and we’ve got to see how far we can go in that.

“Ob­vi­ously in the Premier League we’re in a fight for the top four and we’ve got to see how high we can get. There’s a lot to play for and for me it’s about win­ning tro­phies.”

Tot­ten­ham face bot­tom side Swansea City in the league on Tues­day. (Reuters)

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