Kane hopeful of catching Salah in Golden Boot race

Apr 11, 2018, 08:56
Kane hopeful of catching Salah in Golden Boot race

"It was good to get the minutes last week (against Chelsea) and the 90 minutes on Saturday", Kane said.

In a video posted to Twitter after the game, Kane said: "Great win - obviously very delighted with my goal".

Speaking about his battle with the Egyptian, Kane said: "I still believe I can [win it]".

However, Sky Sports in the United Kingdom are reporting that Spurs want the goal awarded to Kane rather than Eriksen and have appealed to the PL.

Harry Kane has won the Premier League's Golden Boot award for two seasons running now and is gunning to make it a hat-trick with six matches of the 2017-18 season remaining.

Kane who has set the target of finishing the season as the top marksman for the third successive campaign running is now on 24 goals, while his rival Salah is ahead with 29 goals.

Southampton's English defender Ryan Bertrand vies with Fulham's English defender Ryan Fredericks during the English FA Cup third round football match between Fulham and Southampton

Some are questioning why Tottenham and Kane are so anxious about this and others are questioning why Kane isn't just happy enough that his team won to all but secure their place in the top four of the Premier League.

Eriksen, for his part, added: 'He celebrated like it was his goal so I will have to take his word for it'. There are still games to go. "I played my own game and I was really happy with the result".

"Definitely", he replied to the suggestion his lay-off could have been beneficial.

The Tottenham forward insists he got the faintest of touches on what turned out to be the victor in Spurs' 2-1 victory at Stoke City on Saturday, but the Premier League adjudged Eriksen's cross to have gone straight in. "It happened similar previous year and I came back strong and that's what I'm aiming to do this summer and take that into the World Cup".

But while the Premier League appear to have made their decision, Kane isn't giving up on the goal just yet.

And Sky claim Tottenham have lodged an appeal to the league to have the striker credited with the victor from the bet365 Stadium. "Now it is important we finish strong and we've got a big game against Man City next".