Harry Kane’s scoring exploits have seen him scoop the Premier League Player of the Month award for September.
Our in-form striker found the net 13 times for Club and country, including his 100th in a Spurs shirt and his first Champions League hat-trick as we won away to APOEL.
This is the fifth time he has won the award , taking him level with Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie in second place for the highest amount of Premier League Player of the Month titles. Former Liverpool star Steven Gerrard leads the way with six, a number that Harry should easily surpass.
“It’s great to be up there with those sorts of names,” Harry told the official club website. “Of course, there’s still a long way to go in my career so we’ll see what happens.
“I’m very pleased to get this award again and it’s something I’m very proud of. I give all the thanks to my team-mate, the manager and the staff – without them it’s not possible. Hopefully there’ll be more between now and the end of the season and I’ll just look to continue the form really.”
Harry had a well publicised barren August before scoring for fun in September. He continued: “I didn’t score for the whole of August and the first game in September I put a cross in and it went all the way in but that’s football, that’s the game and sometimes you’ve just got to go with it,”
He explained “It’s part of being a striker. You’re going to go through spells where you don’t score. Sometimes it doesn’t go your way, it hits the post, the crossbar or whatever and that was what August was. It always seems to be in August every year so as a striker you’ve just got to stay strong and stay confident. You know the chances are going to come when you’re playing in this team so I was happy to turn it around and hopefully I can continue that for the rest of the season now.”
Harry was asked if he had a favourite goal from his September collection: “That first one at Everton, even though it was a flukey one – obviously it was my 100th for Spurs so that was a special one. Also the second one against Huddersfield (4-0 win) with the left foot – that was probably one of the best I’ve scored in my career to be fair. Those two were great.”
So a well deserved award for the man of the moment and it’s nice to see him recognise his team mates too. Let’s hope he continues that run starting with Bournemouth tomorrow.