Harry Kane will begin Saturday’s recreation away at Burnley for Tottenham Hotspur seeking to get that little bit nearer to breaking the document variety of targets in a calendar 12 months within the Premier League.
He’s presently on 33, and trails the document set by a sure Alan Shearer in 1995 by three.
Comparisons have been made between the 2 ever since Kane’s breakthrough 30 aim 2015-2016 season, with Shearer himself by no means something however filled with reward for the Spurs striker.
Whether or not Kane can break the calendar document this 12 months stays to be seen, however the larger query on everybody’s lips is whether or not within the long-term Kane can overtake Shearer’s titanic whole of 260 Premier League targets. He wants 171 extra to take action, however here is why it is extremely a lot a risk.
6. Time on His Facet
It’s outstanding to suppose that Kane remains to be of the comparatively younger age of solely 24.
In case you have a look at the likes of Jermain Defoe (35) and Peter Crouch (36), who’re nonetheless scoring Premier League targets on a reasonably common foundation, Kane may nonetheless have 10-15 years left within the tank.
By the point Shearer turned 24 he had scored 47 Premier League targets, a way off Kane’s present whole of 90 (albeit this might have been extra have been it not for a cruciate ligament damage).
5. Higher Service
Sure, Shearer did win the Premier League with Blackburn Rovers workforce, nevertheless it have to be remembered that he additionally performed a big a part of the early 2000s for a reasonably mediocre Newcastle United facet.
Within the likes of Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli and (when match) Erik Lamela, Kane has a number of the most inventive midfielders within the league enjoying behind him, typically offering him with goal-scoring alternatives on a plate.
four. Higher Damage Report
After all, you may by no means account for a horror deal with ending a participant’s season, however up to now (contact wooden) Kane appears to undergo fewer accidents than Shearer did.
Shearer had three critical accidents in his profession that every dominated him out for round half a season. While Kane has missed the odd month or two right here and there, he’s but to expertise something just like the seriousness of Shearer’s issues, and hopefully it is going to keep that method.
three. Unlikely to Go Overseas
While the tabloids often hyperlink Kane with a transfer to Actual Madrid (do not they all the time with Spurs’ finest gamers?) the Walthamstow-born lad has by no means as soon as given any indication that he needs to go.
These near him describe him as a down-to-earth household man, and it’s arduous to think about the shy, softly-spoken Kane we see in interviews looking for the media highlight and scrutiny that comes with being a ‘Galactico’.
2. But to Hit His Peak
Kane’s rise to success has been astonishing, but some imagine he can get even higher.
Mauricio Pochettino is clearly certainly one of them. He said (by way of Aim): “He will be higher as a result of he’s younger, he has potential, he can enhance as a result of he’s an expert. There’s a hole to enhance.”
With most strikers hitting their peak across the age of 27-29, Kane bettering even additional is a daunting prospect.
From coaches to fellow gamers, one widespread opinion that folks appear to share about Kane is that he is among the hardest-working, best gamers round.
Kane might be taking a look at Shearer’s document and seeing it as a problem, a milestone to goal for in his quest to show himself because the Premier League’s biggest ever striker. With the fitting mixture of self-belief, luck and talent, he could do it.
Be careful Alan!
Why Harry Kane may beat Alan Shearer’s Premier League document.