Kane has Messi tally in sight after latest hat-trick

Kane has Messi tally in sight after latest hat-trick

Kane has Messi tally in sight after latest hat-trick

However, Harry Kane scored his 35th Premier League goal in 2017 to leave the England star one goal shy of Alan Shearer's record tally for a calendar year in the north London side's 3-0 win against Burnley at Turf Moor.

The 24-year-old Kane headed in Christian Eriksen's free kick in the 22nd minute to overtake Shearer's 36 goals in 1995 with Blackburn Rovers.

Kane completed his sixth league hat-trick of the year - and second in as many games - with an impudent finish to add to goals from Dele Alli and Son Heung-min.

"First of all I want to congratulate Harry Kane, a massive achievement for him, well deserved", the Argentine coach said after the game. "Just going into this game, I thought I can get a couple and then there's Southampton to play".

"This year I would say physically I have improved, recovery from games, getting ready, we have such a busy schedule". "It was hard not to think about the records today and I'm very proud of them", he said. "I think it was good to finish this way here in Wembley".

His manager Mauricio Pochettino believes he cannot only reach that goal but has the capacity to get even better in the coming years.Kane's triple means he has now scored 53 goals in all competitive games for club and country this year, leaving him just a goal behind Barcelona's Argentine master Lionel Messi.

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Pochettino said that Kane belonged in the most illustrious of company and, when making comparisons, the Tottenham Hotspur manager wondered whether there was a more lethal number 9.

"It makes him play better".

His 56 goals is an astonishing feat when you consider the last players to outscore both Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo - who have shared the past 10 Ballon d'Or awards - in a calendar year were Edin Dzeko (44 goals) and David Villa (42 goals) in 2009. They offer more pace and penetration than Trippier and Ben Davies and if Mauricio Pochettino can get them both fully fit and firing, Spurs will begin to resemble the team that was so hard to stop previous year.

Pochettino noted that a big part of Kane's challenge now was to maintain his level; to reproduce these numbers over a period of years.

"It's an incredible story for us, as a coaching staff, when you look at him play - not only feel happy [but] so proud of all this he has achieved", said Pochettino, who added that Tuesday match was so open it could have finished 7-4 to Spurs. "We are all so, so, so happy".

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