Jimmy Greaves’ family have congratulated Harry Kane on becoming Tottenham’s all-time leading goalscorer and added that the late Spurs legend would have been pleased that the 29-year-old was the man to break his record.
Kane netted his 267th goal for Spurs to help the Lilywhites overcome Manchester City on Sunday, thus overtaking Greaves’ record tally which had stood for over 50 years.
The goal was also his 200th strike in the Premier League, with the striker becoming just the third player to reach the milestone after Alan Shearer and Wayne Rooney.
The numbers tell the story 💙@HKane: Tottenham Hotspur's all-time record goalscorer pic.twitter.com/slXtqtdU2C
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) February 5, 2023
The striker said to the club’s official channel after the game that it was a ‘surreal’ feeling to clinch the record and admitted that it will take time for the achievement to really sink in.
The Greaves family have now posted a message from the legendary striker’s official Twitter account, expressing their pride at how long the record stood for and praising Kane for his achievement.
Family statement Congrats to Harry [email protected] are proud that Jimmys record has stood for over 50 years and know he would have been happy for Harry to be the one to beat it after all this time Congratulations to Harry from the Greaves Family. Irene , Lynn , Andy, Mitzi and Danny.👍
— Jimmy Greaves (@jimmy_greaves) February 5, 2023
Spurs Web Opinion
I, like many Spurs fans, did not think Greaves’ record was ever going to be beaten, particularly given that players do not tend to stick around at one club for too long in modern football. So, for an academy graduate like Kane to break it, is extremely special. Hopefully, there are many more goals to come from the 29-year-old in a Tottenham shirt.
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