Kane hopes to break 20-goal barrier

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Harry Kane believes he can fend off the challenge of Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado to become Tottenham’s 20-goal striker.

Spurs’ 21-year-old youth team product scored his 14th goal of the season in Saturday’s 2-1 Barclays Premier League victory over Burnley, then quickly targeted his next milestone.

The Enfield-born striker hailed boss Mauricio Pochettino for handing him the chance to prove himself despite Soldado and Adebayor costing Spurs more than B#30million.

“The next target is 20 goals: obviously I’m on 14 now so it’s six more to go,” said Kane.

“I’m just trying to do my best for the team and to get on the scoresheet.

“I think I can do that, I’ve been given the chance this season and I’m moving in the right direction.

“I’ve been doing the right things at the minute but there’s still a long way and a lot of games to go this season, so hopefully I can keep playing and keep scoring.

“Sometimes young English players that come through the ranks don’t always get the chance at the top level, but I’ve been fortunate to get this chance.

“It proves that you don’t always have to buy players, there are players that are home grown that are ready to prove themselves.

“It’s good to have Ade (Adebayor) back, a top striker, he’s training well and I’m sure when called upon he’ll be ready.”

Spurs fan Kane grew up idolising Teddy Sheringham, and admitted he gets goose bumps when the Tottenham supporters now sing his name.

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