Ryan Mason took time in his post-match press conference to celebrate Harry Kane’s goalscoring achievements for Tottenham Hotspur, after the talismanic striker overtook Wayne Rooney in the Premier League scoring charts.
Kane’s goal in first-half injury time was enough to secure Mason his first win as Acting Head Coach. The Lilywhites edged a close encounter at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium with a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace.
It was a game which could have gone either way, but a moment of brilliance from Kane was the difference for Spurs yet again.
The goal marks Kane’s 27th of the season in all competitions (Transfermarkt). It may have been a disappointing year for Spurs overall, but the 29-year-old has been prolific and is continually breaking records.
Kane has already surpassed Jimmy Greaves as Tottenham’s all-time leading goalscorer (GOAL) and also broke Rooney’s record as England’s top goalscorer, too.
Now, Kane has climbed above Rooney in the Premier League goalscoring charts after hitting his 209th goal in the competition.
Even more impressive is the fact that Kane has done so in just 314 games, compared to Rooney’s 491 appearances in the top flight.
Speaking to the BBC after the game, Mason praised Kane for his achievement and his ongoing contributions to the Tottenham team.
He said: “Harry is just Harry. It is a clinical finish. His overall play was outstanding. He’s a team player but all his individual accolades are well deserved.”
Mason added (Football London): “Harry Kane, we can sit here and speak all day about Harry. We see the record but the technical brilliance doesn’t get touched on enough. He’s such a team player, he works so hard for the team.”
Spurs Web Opinion
Harry Kane really is a generational talent whose goalscoring feats somehow feel like they are underappreciated.
To hit 209 goals in 314 games is unbelievable, and he shows no signs of slowing down at all.
What he brings to this Tottenham side is just incredible, and we would be utterly lost without him.
Now, let’s just hope we can keep hold of him in the summer.
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