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Praise for Kane - Mauricio, Dier and Shearer

Posted on 24 December 2017  - 09:45

Mauricio Pochettino led the praise after Harry Kane's latest hat-trick and landmark in our impressive 3-0 win at Burnley on Saturday.

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Harry's treble took him to 36 Premier League goals in 2017 - equalling Alan Shearer's PL record in a calendar year set back in 1995.

The striker scored the key early goal from the penalty spot as we dominated at Turf Moor. He added a second on 69 minutes and completd his hat-trick 10 minutes later as we made it three wins in four and climbed back up to fifth in the Premier League.

It was Harry's seventh hat-trick and goals 51, 52 and 53 for Club and country in 2017.

"It’s a fantastic moment and I’m so happy for him," said Mauricio, who also told us how delighted he was with the way we went about our business at Turf Moor.

"He’s such a great professional and to praise him more is difficult, we’ll have to find another word to prase him in a different way! He’s fantastic and it’s a massive achievement.

"It’s also fantastic for the team because it’s another three points for us."

Below: Harry celebrates his hat-trick at Turf Moor

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Eric Dier played a key role in the victory as he reverted from central defence to the midfield holding role alongside Moussa Sissoko.

"It’s a fantastic individual achievement, fully deserved," said Eric. "We’re all really happy for Harry and hopefully he’ll continue to score the goals and we’ll continue winning."

What of the man whose record Harry has equalled?

Alan Shearer scored his 36 goals for Blackburn Rovers in 1995 - the year the Ewood Park club clinched the PL title (1994-95).

He's the Premier League's all-time record goalscorer with 260 goals, 52 clear of Wayne Rooney.

Speaking on Match of the Day on Saturday evening, Shearer said: "He (Harry) is obsessed with scoring goals and the hunger to get on the ball, to put the ball in the back of the net, he's full of confidence and everything about him is class."

Harry's 2017 in numbers

53 - goals for Club and country
46 - goals for Spurs
36 - goals in the Premier League, equalling Alan Shearer's record for PL goals in a calendar year (1995)
7 - goals for England
7 - hat-tricks