Harry Kane believes he’s once more hitting peak type in time for the festive interval and that the busy schedule will profit him as he bids to overtake Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang within the race for the Golden Boot.
Kane scored eight targets in six matches final December, together with back-to-back hat tips in opposition to Burnley and Southampton. One yr on, the 25-year-old has struck eight instances in his final 10 video games for membership and nation, together with the early opener in Wednesday’s Three-1 dwelling win over Southampton.
Whereas some Spurs followers will likely be involved about Kane’s workload and the chance of fatigue, the striker believes he’s most harmful when the video games are coming thick and quick.
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“That is the kind of interval I like, the place you get right into a rhythm, get right into a routine,” he stated. “I really feel in good condition and I really feel I am at my greatest once I’m in my rhythm.
“You do not assume an excessive amount of. For those who miss a few possibilities you get again shortly. You realize the place the areas are, you realize the place the ball’s going to drop.
“It is these kinds of intervals in my profession the place I am at my greatest. It is perhaps down to health as properly — when groups are drained I exploit the house a bit extra. In December and January I hit prime type, and profitable video games is vital on this interval as properly.”
Kane’s strike in opposition to Southampton was his ninth within the Premier League this time period, leaving him only one purpose behind the chief, Arsenal’s Aubameyang, on the prime of the scoring chart.
The Spurs ahead, who won the top-flight Golden Boot in 2016 and 2017 earlier than additionally taking the prize on the summer season’s World Cup, stated: “Since I have been within the Premier League it is had a few of the greatest strikers on the planet. Aubameyang is on the prime finish in the mean time. There’s fairly a couple of on eight or 9 targets so it is vital for me to keep on doing what I am doing.
“Once you’ve achieved it on the largest stage of all of them, the World Cup, you’ll be able to look again and acquire confidence from that. For those who’re going via a spell the place you are not scoring, a few video games right here and there, you realize you are able to do it on the highest degree.”
Tottenham’s victory over Southampton was a welcome one after the ache of Sunday’s Four-2 defeat to Arsenal, and Kane is happy that he and his teammates will get one other crack on the Gunners after they return to the Emirates for their League Cup quarterfinal in two weeks’ time.
“It was a derby sport and also you by no means need to lose these sorts of video games,” he stated. “Credit score to them, they have been in all probability the higher crew on the day however it was vital for us to mud it off and get again to profitable methods.
“Revenge is a robust phrase however we’ll be motivated [in the quarterfinal]. It was a heated derby. It is what you desire a derby to be like.
“It is a chance for us to get one again if we will. That is nonetheless a few weeks away however I am positive the followers will likely be trying ahead to it, and we will likely be as properly.”