Former Arsenal goalkeeper David Seaman has admitted that he became extremely worried when he heard that Harry Kane is just one goal off equalling Jimmy Greaves’ record goal tally for Tottenham.
Kane has been on fire in front of goal since the start of the season, with the 29-year-old finding the back of the net for the 17th time this campaign across all competitions with his second-half strike against Portsmouth.
That goal means that the England captain now has 265 career goals for Spurs, just one behind Greaves‘ record tally of 266.
Kane will fancy his chances of equaling the record or even potentially moving past Greaves against Arsenal tomorrow, given the outstanding record he has in previous north London derbies.
The striker has found the back of the net a record 14 times against Arsenal and Seaman admitted that he is dreading the prospect of the Tottenham man breaking Greaves’ record against the Gunners.
The ex-England shot stopper said on the Seaman Says podcast: “There’s something on my mind about this North London derby. It’s at Tottenham and someone’s really close to a goalscoring record. Please no, we’ll never hear the end of it.
“I was listening to this morning on the radio and heard he’s one off equalling it, and I was like: ‘oh no’. No, I don’t want that to happen at all.”
When asked if he would take Kane breaking the record if it meant Spurs losing on Sunday, Seaman responded: “Yeah, definite, all day long. I would take 5-4. It’s all about winning. It’s not about how you play.”
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One of the reasons I am reasonably confident going into this game, despite Arsenal’s brilliant form since the start of the season, is because of the brilliant form that Kane is in. Only a fool will bet against the 29-year-old finding the back of the net in a home North London derby, given his record in the fixture.
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