Harry Kane sets his sights on Messi’s records

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Dom Le Roy

Lionel Messi has been at the very top of the goal scoring charts for much of his career, setting and breaking record after record, season after season.

However, that isn’t stopping Tottenham’s Harry Kane from targeting these records, as he believes he can score up to 60 goals a season.

Since bursting onto the scene, Kane has improved his Premier League goal scoring tally year-on-year for five consecutive seasons, and will be looking to do the same again this campaign.

Kane also broke Alan Shearer’s record of goals in a calendar year, as well as finishing as top European goal scorer in that same year, above the likes of Messi and Ronaldo.

The Tottenham and England man scored 56 goals in 52 games for club and country in 2017.

Tottenham take on Messi’s Barcelona tonight, giving Kane the chance to compare himself to the great Argentinian on the same pitch.

Spurs are looking for their first points of the season in the Champions League after losing game one against Inter Milan, despite leading with 85 minutes gone.

The Guardian report Kane said: “Messi sets the standard. I think him and [Cristiano] Ronaldo have gone above the normal standard that other people have set in the years gone past. When you’re scoring as many goals as he is – 40, 50 or 60 goals a season – as a striker, I want to try and match that.

“He’s definitely set the standard for the rest of us. He is still scoring goals. For me, it motivates me to get even better and improve and one day score as many, if not more than he has.

“I don’t like to watch the opposition defence too much [before a match]. I am strong on focusing on my own game and not worrying about what defenders do and don’t do. It’s a massive game because you never want to start with two losses. We’ve got to be strong at home if we want to progress.”

What do you think, can Kane match Messi’s records?

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