Hot-shot Kane chases golden boot

New Straits Times - - Sport - HARRY KANE

game but now I’m in the driv­ing seat,” said Kane.

Tottenham goal­keeper Hugo Lloris is bat­tling Chelsea’s Thibaut Cour­tois for the golden glove, but af­ter con­ced­ing against Le­ices­ter, the France in­ter­na­tional has 15 clean sheets com­pared to Cour­tois’ 16.

Lloris though, is a doubt for the trip to Hull af­ter suf­fer­ing a knee in­jury at Le­ices­ter.

Po­chet­tino would have hoped to have some­thing more sig­nif­i­cant to fight for on the fi­nal day of the sea­son af­ter push­ing Chelsea for so long in the ti­tle race.

In the end it was the de­feat at West Ham two weeks ago that al­lowed An­to­nio Conte’s side to se­cure the cham­pi­onship with­out be­ing forced to suf­fer a ner­vous run-in.

Po­chet­tino, though, can take heart from his dy­namic young side’s con­tin­ued progress this sea­son.

Tottenham’s wage bill is less than half that of Chelsea’s, high­light­ing the Ar­gen­tine’s achieve­ment in get­ting the club to punch above their fi­nan­cial weight.

The chal­lenge will be to main­tain that im­prove­ment next sea­son and Kane is among the Tottenham stars to have voiced their de­ter­mi­na­tion to stay.

How­ever, Kyle Walker is a tar­get for Manch­ester City, who are likely to of­fer the Eng­land right­back the chance to dou­ble his wages.

Mean­while, Marco Silva is set to con­firm his de­par­ture from Hull next week, paving the way for the Por­tuguese coach to open talks with soon to be man­ager­less Watford.

The 39-year-old will meet the club’s board on Wed­nes­day, but is ready to in­form them of his decision to leave.

Silva, who took charge of Hull in Jan­uary, has been of­fered an ex­ten­sion to his con­tract, which is due to ex­pire at the end of the sea­son, de­spite his fail­ure to pre­vent the club from drop­ping back into the Cham­pi­onship.

The former Olympiakos man­ager is ready to speak to Watford, who will part com­pany with cur­rent boss Walter Mazzarri af­ter to­day’s fi­nal round of games.

Asked if the third-bot­tom Hull can match his am­bi­tions in the sec­ond tier, Silva said: “That’s not an easy ques­tion.

“The chair­man has shown an in­ter­est in keep­ing our staff, but we will talk again next week. It’s im­pos­si­ble to talk about other clubs at this stage be­cause Hull de­serve my re­spect.

“I’ve had no other of­fers at this point, we will have one more meet­ing (with the own­ers) on Wed­nes­day then we will an­nounce our decision.” AFP

I was look­ing to get one or two at least and take it into the last game but now I’m in the driv­ing seat.

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