Harry’s sacrifices to reach the top

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Dom Le Roy

According to the London Evening Standard Harry Kane says his quest to match Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo has come at the cost of a social life and his favourite foods.

Harry became the first player since 2009 to outscore Messi and Ronaldo in a calendar year, finishing 2017 as the top scorer in elite European football, but his form has not come without sacrifices.

“To beat them is something I’m proud of. It’s about doing it every year, and not just beating them [individually] but winning as many trophies as they’ve won,” Kane said of the La Liga duo.

He added: “I’ve sacrificed most of my time, especially with the schedule of games. You come in, you train, you play, you recover, you rest.That’s a footballer’s life. I don’t complain. I love doing it. But you lose the social part of your life. Not every player does what I do — some players may go out, go for meals.”

The article goes on to say that in an interview with ESPN Brasil, Kane added he has had to cut down on sweets and chocolate, saying: “It’s not about cutting out all the bad food. It’s about when to eat what.”

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