Harry Kane admits he has set himself goalscoring targets for this season and things are going better than even he expected.
The England international is again topping the Premier League scoring charts, looking to make it an incredible three seasons in a row as England’s top goalscorer.
Although Mohamed Salah and Sergio Aguero are hot on his heels, the 24-year-old is favourite to hold off his rivals and again finish top of the pile.
Kane came to Tottenham’s rescue on Sunday, with his late goal at Selhurst Park earning Spurs a crucial three points against Crystal Palace.
So far the England star has scored 24 goals in the Premier League – one ahead of Liverpool’s Salah and tree ahead of Manchester City frontman Aguero.
Kane, who has bagged 35 goals from 38 games overall this season, is only five goals shy of equaling last season’s Premier League goal tally.
The Spurs number 10 said: “I know I’m in good form. That gives me confidence going into every game, so I’m happy with how it’s going.
“I set myself little targets and I’m going quicker than I expected to this season. I’ve got 35 now, so I just have to keep scoring goals.”
Up next for Tottenham is Wednesday’s FA Cup replay against Rochdale, in which Kane is expected to be rested.
The next Premier League fixture for Kane is on Saturday, when Huddersfield are the visitors to Wembley. Kane scored twice against the Terriers back in September, when they were 4-0 victors at the John Smith’s Stadium.
With fixtures against Bournemouth and Newcastle in the next couple of weeks, you wouldn’t be surprised to see Kane surpass last season’s total with seven games left to play.