Harry Kane believes it would be “silly” to target a new all-time Premier League goalscoring record so early in his career.
The Tottenham striker equalled Alan Shearer’s Premier League mark of 36 goals in a calendar year, set in 1995, with another hat-trick in Saturday’s 3-0 win at Burnley.
Kane’s fifth hat-trick of the year lifted him to 93 Premier League goals in total, but he has some way to go to match Shearer’s all-time best of 260.
“Of course you dream about it, but I’d be silly to look that far ahead I think,” Kane said. “I’ve still got a long way to go. A lot can happen in football.
“Hopefully I can stay fit, stay sharp and we’ll see what happens. Maybe if I get to 200 and I’ve still got a few more years left then I’ll start thinking about it.
“But for now I’m concentrating on each game. I’ve had a great 2017 and hopefully, for me, it’s an improved 2018 and I get even better.”
Everytime Kane gets the ball within 20 yards off goal, everyone will be off their seats. One goal to beat Shearer’s record and two goals to beat Messi’s record to become top scorer of 2017 from the top five European leagues. Good luck @HKane. And oh, 3 pts would be great. #COYS
— Spurs In The Blood (@SpursInTheBlood) December 26, 2017