Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has admitted he is desperate to win the Golden Boot award. The 22-year-old centre-forward is joint-top of the Premier League scoring charts with Jamie Vardy on 19 goals.
The Spurs star said he is eager to fight off competition from his England teammate, as well as Romelu Lukaku (18 goals) and Sergio Aguero (16), to claim the coveted award. "It's good fun, it's good competition to be up there and fighting for the Golden Boot," he said.
Kane enjoyed a breakthrough season in 2014-15 and is delighted to have proven his critics wrong by scoring regularly once again this time around. "There was a lot of talk at the start of the season [about not scoring] and as I've always said before, the top players in the world find a way to get around it and score season in, season out 20, 30 goals. That's what I want to be," the Tottenham striker said, according to The Telegraph.
"I want to be one of the top strikers and I know I have to find ways to score goals other than last season because there is probably more attention than there was last year. I'm very happy to be where I am now. There's still quite a few games to go, so hopefully I can keep scoring and see how many goals I can get between now and the end of the season."
Kane's goalscoring feats this season are made all the more impressive by the fact he had to wait until 26 September for his first goal for the club. "It's part of football and sometimes you're going to go through runs without scoring," he said.
"I didn't score for the first eight games but I was still contributing and doing my best for the team and I think that's the most important thing here – everyone fights for each other and works for each other and that's all we can ask for."