Harry confident of beating Allen record

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Harry Kane by Enviro Warrior (CC BY-SA 2.0)

According to ESPN Harry Kane said he has never felt stronger or more confident as he targets Clive Allen’s club-record haul of 49 goals in a season.

Harry equalled last season’s tally of 35 goals in all competitions when he headed a late winner at Crystal Palace on Sunday and has 10 more league games, plus at least one more game in both the FA Cup and the Champions League, to surpass Allen.

Club legend Allen’s total came in 54 appearances in the 1986-87 season and he has backed Kane to beat his landmark, which many felt would never be broken.

“It’s realistic,” Kane said after his 88th-minute header sealed a 1-0 win at Selhurst Park. “I’ve got to keep focused — I’m on a good run and that’s what I’ll try to do.
“Obviously it’s more important when I score the winners — that’s always a better feeling. I’ll keep trying to do that and we’ll keep playing well.

He added: “We’re 15 unbeaten as a team as well, which is massive. We have to take that momentum forward.”

Kane of course broke Alan Shearer’s 22-year-old record for Premier League goals in a calendar year last year, which he also ended as the top scorer in elite European football and the article adds how his chances of surpassing Allen will be boosted if We beat Rochdale in Wednesday’s FA Cup fifth-round replay at Wembley and come through our Champions League round-of-16 tie with Juventus after a 2-2 draw in Italy.

It adds that Harry also said his all-round game had improved from last season and highlighted his strength.

“I try to work on everything,” he said. “This year, especially on recent form, I’m scoring in more games instead of getting braces and hat tricks all the time but getting one goal in six or seven games in a row.

He added: “It’s important as a striker to keep that confident feeling, so I’ll hopefully try to do that for the rest of the season.I definitely feel stronger this year. As I’m getting older and more experienced, I’m developing man strength — I’m 24 now so it’s about time!

He went on to say: “I just feel confident. When you’re in good form, you go into every game with defenders wary of what you’re doing — I try to use that as a positive and I just try to use my strength and bring others into play. That’s an important part of the game.”

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