Harry Kane hoping Tottenham Hotspur can finish season with long unbeaten run
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Mauricio Pochettino’s team have gone 14 league games without a defeat and can be a club record in the Premier League on Saturday
Harry Kane should find out today whether Tottenham Hotspur’s second goal at Stoke City has been awarded to him, but regardless he is focused on helping Spurs finish the season strongly.
The 24-year-old has made the headlines this week after insisting he got a touch to the ball into the area by Christian Eriksen which ended up earning the north Londoners the points in Staffordshire.
Eriksen was awarded the goal by the Premier League Match Day centre, but Kane said afterwards he definitely got a touch to the cross which beat the Potters goalkeeper Jack Butland in the 63rd minute.
A decision on who gets the goal is expected this afternoon, but the England forward remains confident he can win the Premier League golden boot and help Spurs earn success between now and the end of the season.
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“Look whatever happens, there are still games to go,” said Kane. “I’ve got to focus on my game.
“I can’t control what Mo Salah does. Obviously as a striker, it would be great to win the golden boot again but I’ve just got to keep working hard from now until the end of the season.”
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Salah had an injury scare last week, but showed his pedigree on Tuesday night by scoring in Liverpool’s 2-1 win at Manchester City in the Champions League.
It took the Egyptian onto 39 goals for the season in all competitions and he has 29 in the Premier League.
Kane has 24 as things stand and will look to improve on that tally on Saturday when City visit Wembley.
Pep Guardiola’s men have been the best team in the division by a long stretch this season, but have lost three games in a row this month.
It boosts the optimistic in the Tottenham camp, especially with a top-four finish all but secured now.
“What’s important is we carry on doing what we’re doing,” said Kane. “The Chelsea game (3-1 win) was massive to create that gap. Now it’s important we finish strong.
“Next we’ve got a big game against City. We’ve just to keep on doing what we’re doing. I think we’re 14 unbeaten in the league now. We’ve just got to see if we can carry that on for the rest of the season.”
Spurs last lost to Guardiola’s men on December 16, but if they can not suffer a defeat on Saturday it will mean they’ve set a new club record in the Premier League by extending their unbeaten run to 15 games.
It will be easier said than done though, with City a wounded animal after losses to Liverpool and Manchester United over the past seven days.
Additional reporting by Ben Pearce.