Harry Kane lauded after matching Alan Shearer’s incredible record

Fantastic

Harry Kane has been praised by Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino after drawing level with Alan Shearer for goals scored in a calendar year in the Premier League – set back in 1995.

Kane has been on fire, and for a player who people joked was a one season wonder, has shown he’s far more than that, and only needs two goals to not only beat the Shearer record but also beat out Lionel Messi, who is on 54 goals this year – and end 2017 as the top goal scorer in Europe’s top five leagues.

“His contribution not only with goals, with attitude, professional, ethic, how he works, I think it’s fantastic,” said the Spurs boss.

“He’s a massive example for everyone and of course I’m so happy for him because not only we achieved the three points but he equalled the record with Alan Shearer.

“Of course he needs one more to set the record and I think it’s a massive individual achievement for him.

“I think it’s an important victory for us.

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“Not only the three points, I think the way we achieved the victory was very good. It means a lot for us to be in a position again to compete for the top four and change a little bit the feeling from last week.”

Top four

Spurs are now focusing on getting into the top four and after seeing injuries have a huge impact on the first half of the season for them, will want to see 2018 be far better than 2017 was for them.

They may have managed to top their Champions League group, but still face a tough tie against Juventus, and know they have to get into the to four come May in order to be back in the competition – something they see as a must, especially moving to their new stadium next year.