Kane levels record of 'one of the best'
07 November 2018|Tottenham Hotspur
Harry Kane has his eyes set on becoming our highest ever goalscorer in Europe.
In bagging the winner in Tuesday’s Champions League comeback against PSV Eindhoven, our home-grown front man equalled Jermain Defoe’s record of 23 goals for us in European competitions.
Fan favourite JD has held the record for exactly five years today (Wednesday 7 November), having fired in from the spot in our 2-1 victory over Sheriff Tiraspol in the Europa League in 2013 to pip Martin Chivers’ previous best of 22.
That night, a young Harry watched on from the bench before coming on to partner Jermain up front, just two minutes after the veteran forward had made history.
“I remember him breaking that record – I recall him chirping up about it then!” Harry smiled after Tuesday night’s 2-1 win at Wembley.
“He’s a top lad, Jermain, and I’ve always said I learned a lot from him growing up. I’ll always be thankful to him.
“If I see him, I’m sure we’ll have a bit of banter about it but he’s one the best goalscorers ever."
Harry’s eye for goal has already seen him eclipse one of JD’s records this season as, by scoring against Brighton back in September, our number 10 hit his 144th goal for the Club in all competitions, jumping above Jermain to fifth in our all-time goalscoring list.
His strikes against PSV on Tuesday night saw him bring up 150 goals for the Club in all competitions but with our outright European record now just one goal away, he’s hoping he can seal that achievement in our final two Champions League group stage games against Inter and Barcelona over the next few weeks.
“There are a couple of games left in the group,” he said. “Hopefully I’ll get more… let’s see what happens.”