Harry Kane raced into the lead for the 2016-17 Golden Boot with a four-goal salvo as Tottenham Hotspur thrashed Leicester City 6-1 in their penultimate English Premier League tie at the King Power Stadium on Thursday.
Kane will enter the final day of the season on Sunday in pole position to finish as top scorer, with the striker now on 26 league goals - two more than Everton's Romelu Lukaku.
Harry Kane admitted the Premier League golden boot was on his mind as he hit four goals in Tottenham's thumping 6-1 win at Leicester.
The England worldwide now has 26 goals, putting him two ahead of Everton's Romelu Lukaku with one game remaining in the race for the golden boot. I've got to go out against Hull and get four more, hopefully.
'I've got to get out there against Hull and try and score more goals'.
Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino said he was proud how Kane had shown he is one of the best strikers in the world in again contesting to be leading scorer despite two spells out injured.More news: Iran's Rouhani to Seek Unity After Election Underscores Divides
But Spurs boss Pochettino told Sky Sports: "It's very clear that we will keep the players we want to keep, and maybe we will sell players we want to sell".
Kane exploded onto the scene three seasons ago and despite his best efforts, was dubbed a "one season wonder".
"I think the pressure was down, we enjoyed the night".
"Like always every summer, it's possible that something happens [that is] unseen but I think we are so, so, so calm about our key players".
"The first three games I didn't score but then I went on a good run". "Now I'm in the driving seat but I'm not resting on my laurels".
"The team has worked so hard in the last few seasons to play how we play and now it's the moment". It is the first time I've scored four goals in my professional career.More news: Eight injured after plane clips L.A. airport truck
"We have unbelievable facilities, but if some club is paying double the salary, then how can you convince them?"
Inevitably, Europe's top clubs will be considering mega-money bids for Kane in the close season, but Pochettino has no intention of selling his prize asset at any cost.
FOUR of Tottenham's six goals on the night were credited to the England worldwide as the blur of perpetual motion that is Kane, Heung-Min Son and Dele Alli tore through the Foxes defense.
25 - Harry Kane is only the fifth player in @premierleague history to score 25+ goals in successive seasons.
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