It will probably rub the Gunners faithful up the wrong way, but that’s a good thing right, but according to Sky Sports Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has described Harry Kane’s achievement of scoring the most Premier League goals in a calendar year as “absolutely amazing”.
The article adds how the striker scored a hat-trick in Tottenham’s 5-2 thrashing of Southampton at Wembley on Boxing Day to take him onto 39 Premier League goals in 2017.
Tge treble saw him surpass England Legend Alan Shearer’s previous record of 36 goals in a year, set at Blackburn Rovers in 1995, and the hat trick also saw the England international finishes the year as the top scorer in Europe’s top five leagues for club and country.
It adds how Kane scored 56 goals in 52 games for club and country in 2017, more than Lionel Messi (54 goals in 64 games), Cristiano Ronaldo (53 in 60), Edinson Cavani (53 in 62) and Robert Lewandowski (53 in 55), and Wenger paid tribute to the 24-year-old’s achievements.
“He has done it and would I have predicted it? I would modestly say no,” :Wenger said.
“What he has done is beat people like Messi and Ronaldo, who are unbeatable in my head, so what he has done is absolutely fantastic.”
Wenger was asked if Kane’s achievement is all the more remarkable because of the perception that there are more competitive games in the Premier League than elsewhere, Wenger replied: “Yes there are. That is why I say that what he has achieved is absolutely amazing.”
It concludes by saying Kane’s hat-trick was his eighth of 2017 and took us three points clear of Arsenal, although Mauricio Pochettino’s side have played one game more.
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