England captain Harry Kane scored his 176th Premier League goal, breaking Thiery Henry’s record of most Premier League goals for a north London team. Tottenham Hotspurs captain has now established himself as the best striker to have ever played for either Arsenal or Spurs. Kane accomplished this accomplishment during Tottenham’s match versus Everton at Tottenham Hotspurs Stadium. To go past Henry, the Euro 2020 runner-up scored a brace, one in each half. Kane expressed his pleasure after breaking the record in the post-match interview:
After the game, he told Sky Sports, “Thierry was one of the greatest Premier League attackers we’ve seen, so to move above him now is a wonderful little milestone.”
Kane has been on a roll recently, scoring five goals in his previous four league games.
He is one goal behind current Everton manager and Chelsea legend Frank Lampard (177) and has a chance to pass former Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero (184) and former Manchester United striker Andy Cole (187).
Shearer and Wayne Rooney (208) are the only players in the competition with more than 200 goals.
Teddy Sheringham, a former Tottenham and Manchester United striker, believes Kane is the best number nine in the world.
Sheringham, who scored 146 goals in the Premier League, said: “He’s been for the last four or five years, and he’s proving it year in and year out.”
Harry Kane scored 176 goals in 268 games, averaging ‘0.65’ goals per match, whereas Thiery Henry scored 175 goals in 258 games, averaging ‘0.67’ goals per match.
Among the top seven players on the list, Henry was the most vicious. The French international scored goals at a rate of ‘0.67,’ which was 38% faster than Frank Lampard, who scored 177 goals in 609 games.
‘El Mimo’ has been fought hard by Sergio Aguero and Harry Kane. However, they came up short by a razor-thin margin.
“It’s all about getting those chances, and I’m always confident I’m going to strike the target,” the Spurs captain said in a post-match interview after the Everton match. I aim to keep the ball low as much as possible. It’s no secret that success requires a lot of practice and hard effort.
“In terms of dropping into the pockets, my game has evolved over the previous few years.” I used to play as a number 10 in the young squad, and you have to modify your game when teams and management change.”
Kane has regained his former form. His transfer to City last summer fell through, but the Spurs captain may decide to depart the capital this summer.
Kane’s injury record speaks for itself, and like some of England’s best players before him — David Beckham and Wayne Rooney, for example – there may be a natural transition away from the game’s perimeters and toward a more string-pulling role.
A step backwards would also rule out any prospect of matching Alan Shearer’s 260 Premier League goals, a statistic that appears to be enduring. Kane’s march may be too much for Sergio Aguero, Andrew Cole, and even Wayne Rooney, especially if he continues to run into Everton’s Swiss cheese defence. They’d keep any striker looking and feeling fresh.