Lost amidst the crushing disappointment of Tottenham Hotspur's 5-1 loss to Newcastle on the final week of the season was one bit of good news. Harry Kane won the Premier League Golden Boot for the 2015-16 season, scoring 25 league goals (28 in all competitions) and nipping Sergio Aguero and Jamie Vardy by a single goal to the honor.
Kane didn't celebrate the honor right away – why would he after such a terrible loss? – and neither did we, but it is indeed a singular honor. It's the first time a Tottenham Hotspur player has won it since Teddy Sheringham won the inaugural award back in 1993, and the first Englishman since Kevin Phillips in 2000.
In quotes on Tottenham's website, Kane spoke about what it meant to him to win the Golden Boot this season:
"As a striker there aren’t many individual awards you can win and this one shows you’ve had a good season throughout the whole campaign, that you’ve been a consistent performer. I’m really happy to have won it, especially in only my second full season in the Premier League. To finish second in the scoring charts last year and follow that up by winning it this year is something I’m very proud of."
This is a singular honor for Harry, but he was very quick to credit his teammates for his success.
"Yes, definitely [my teammates deserve credit], and they’ve let me know that as well! Obviously a lot of thanks goes to them because I wouldn’t be scoring goals if they weren’t creating chances for me. We train day in, day out to achieve goals like this and they’ve been a big part of this award."
Congratulations to Harry Kane on a phenomenal season!