Harry Kane was Tottenham Hotspur’s best player on Saturday, scoring a brace and leading Spurs to a 2-0 win at Huddersfield. That would be enough to praise him, but he did something else noteworthy: the brace pushed Kane to fifth place on Tottenham’s all-time goal scorer’s list with 145 goals, jumping two goals ahead of former Spurs (and current Bournemouth) striker Jermain Defoe.
That’s impressive enough, but while Defoe did 143 goals in 363 matches, Kane jumped ahead of him after just 219. You know, I’m starting to think Harry Kane might not just be a flash in the pan.
After the match, Kane expressed his admiration for Defoe to the BBC and that he’s proud to jump ahead of a Tottenham fan favorite.
“Jermain - I learned a lot from him when I came through. I used to watch him score week in week out and it’s nice to go above him.
“We’ll have a bit of banter when I see him and it’s fantastic to be above him now.”
Kane is already Spurs’ all-time Premier League goal scorer, and now has only four players ahead of him: Jimmy Greaves. Bobby Smith, Martin Chivers, and Cliff Jones. He needs just 14 goals this season to catch Jones’ tally of 159, something you would probably expect him to do this season if he continues his form from recent years. He still has a ways to catch Greavsie, though, who has a staggering 266 goals from 379 appearances, though I would never bet against Kane from breaking that record too.