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Harry Kane ignored sickness to earn share of Spurs aim document

Soccer Soccer – Premier League – Fulham v Tottenham Hotspur – Craven Cottage, London, Britain – January 23, 2023 Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane celebrates scoring their first aim REUTERS/Tony Obrien

Harry Kane revealed he shook off a fever to maneuver stage with Jimmy Greaves as Tottenham’s joint document scorer along with his 266th aim for the membership in Monday’s 1-0 win at Fulham.

The England captain netted on the stroke of half-time with a medical strike from the sting of the penalty space at Craven Cottage.

Greaves’ Tottenham document had stood since 1970, however Kane’s first aim in his final three appearances gave him a share of the milestone.

Nevertheless, Kane performed after ignoring the lingering results of an sickness which gave him a sleepless evening on Sunday.

“Final evening was a tricky evening, up each couple of hours. A bug or virus. I’ve three youngsters, however I’ve a time off tomorrow,” Kane mentioned.

“To get the aim and equal the document was a pleasant feeling.”

Tottenham boss Antonio Conte hailed Kane’s want to play by way of his sickness.

“I need to underline that Harry performed with a fever. He was not so good however he needed to play as a result of he understood the second, he understood that he’s some extent of reference for us, for me and the opposite gamers,” Conte mentioned.

Kane may have damaged Greaves’ document within the second half, however his close-range header was fantastically saved by Bernd Leno.

“I wasn’t eager about the document however at any time when I miss an opportunity that I anticipate to attain I’m disenchanted,” Kane mentioned.

“I knew it could have damaged the document however he made a superb save.”

The 29-year-old is now one wanting changing into the third participant to web 200 Premier League targets, after Alan Shearer (260) and Wayne Rooney (208).

Kane can also be stage with Rooney as England’s joint document goalscorer after bagging his 53rd worldwide aim within the World Cup quarter-final defeat in opposition to France in December.

Exhibiting his selfless nature, Kane was extra relieved that Tottenham ended a dangerous run of two successive league defeats.

Their victory at Fulham closed the hole on fourth positioned Manchester United to a few factors, with Kane admitting a gathering amongst Conte and the squad had helped produce the improved efficiency.

“A extremely essential win for us, particularly after the final couple of video games,” Kane mentioned.

“We’re little bit behind the place we need to be however tonight was essential. We had a superb discuss amongst ourselves, simply to get again to what we’re good at, clear sheets and laborious to interrupt down.”

But to win a significant trophy for membership or nation, Kane has been linked with a close-season transfer to Manchester United.

However he insisted he’s not eager about his future with a lot at stake at Tottenham this season.

 ‘Give attention to my job’

“I’m concentrating on this season. There’ll at all times be discuss my future, I simply need to concentrate on my job on the pitch,” Kane mentioned.

“There’s a lengthy method to go, quite a bit to play for just like the Champions League, FA Cup and that’s what my focus is on.”

Greaves, who died aged 81 in 2021, is considered probably the most pure aim scorers in soccer historical past.

A member of England’s 1966 World Cup-winning squad, who netted 44 occasions for his nation, Greaves is the best scorer in English top-flight historical past with 357 targets.

Kane’s share of the Tottenham document drew reward from the membership’s former striker Gary Lineker.

“What an unbelievable achievement for Harry Kane to equal the good Jimmy Greaves as all-time high scorer for Spurs,” Lineker tweeted.

“And, sure, earlier than you begin, I do know he’s not gained something. Additionally, that reality doesn’t make him any the much less of a footballer.”


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