After goalscoring heroics at World Cup, Kane's next target is to score in August!
PUBLISHED: 17:00 08 August 2018
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The 25-year-old Spurs forward will fancy his chances of opening his Premier League account early this season
Harry Kane managed to tick off another thing on his list during the summer by scoring for his country at a major tournament and now he will have his sights set on the next target ahead of him with Tottenham Hotspur.
After failing to net at Euro 2016, the Spurs forward did a whole lot better at this year’s World Cup and walked away with the golden boot having scored six times.
It was yet another response to any doubters he may still have and this season he will look to end his August curse.
Despite scoring so many times for Spurs since he established himself in the starting XI four years ago, Kane is yet to net a Premier League goal in August.
September always seem to be the month when the Tottenham academy graduate gets off the mark, but once the World Cup had finished, he revealed his desire to change that.
Kane told Press Association Sport: “I’ll hopefully be back for the first game and hopefully I can try and score in August this year.
“Not many people get to say they’ve won a golden boot in a World Cup. It’s a big achievement and I said before coming into it I wanted to prove I could do it in these big tournaments.
“The Euros were disappointing for me and if anything I wanted to prove to myself I could score at this level. I’ve scored at every other level and it was important I did that.”
It is so like Kane to have tunnel vision on his next goal once one target has been achieved and even though he only returned to Spurs training this week, he’ll be eager to play a part on Saturday in their opener at Newcastle United.
Two whole weeks of holiday will also hopefully do the 25-year-old the world of good after a very demanding past 12 months.
Kane played 47 times during the 2017/18 campaign and netted an incredible 41 goals which made him only the fourth Spurs player to score on more than 40 occasions during a single campaign.
Clive Allen’s record of 49 from the 1986/87 term remains the best ever while Jimmy Greaves (62/63) and Martin Chivers (71/72) both struck 42 during seasons in N17.
Knowing Kane’s drive, he will be determined to try and beat the aforementioned feats and make a strong start to it by getting off the mark in August this year.
He has scored during the month before, home and away against AEL Limassol in 2014 in the Europa League, and will now look to end his Premier League curse.
The fixture list has been a little kind to Kane with a clash against new boys Fulham set for August 18 after the opener at St James’ Park.
Although the west Londoners have made a number of excellent signings, Tottenham’s main man scored four times against the promoted clubs last season and will fancy his chances of finding the net against the Cottagers.
If he fails to get off the mark at Newcastle or against Fulham, it will have to be on August 27 at Old Trafford against Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United, but ignoring the quality of opposition, Kane will just want to be in the goals a lot earlier this year.