Harry Kane admitted the Premier League golden boot was on his mind as he hit four goals in Tottenham’s thumping 6-1 win at Leicester. The Spurs striker now leads the scoring charts on 26 league goals – two ahead of Everton’s Romelu Lukaku – heading into the final weekend of the season.
Son Heung-min scored twice for the visitors, while Ben Chilwell’s first Leicester goal proved to be nothing more than a consolation. England international Kane, who hopes to add to his tally at relegated Hull on Sunday, said: “I’ve been thinking a lot about getting on the scoresheet this week.
“It’s the first time I’ve scored four goals and it was a good moment to do it.
“I was looking to get one or two goals at least and then hopefully take it into the last game, now I’m in the driving seat at the minute but there’s still one game to play so I’m not resting on my laurels.
“I’ve got to get out there against Hull and try and score more goals.”
Spurs continued to shrug off any disappointment following Chelsea’s title win and were untouchable as they sealed their 13th win in their last 16 games in all competitions, having already cemented second place.
Manager Mauricio Pochettino was quick to hail the class of Kane. “When he was injured, many other players scored, like Son or Alli, it’s true, Harry Kane is our main striker, one of the best in the world,” the Argentine said.
“In the whole team it’s a very good quality of effort. We are very proud of our Harry.” Son’s double means that he has become the third Spurs player to reach the 20-goal mark this season with Kane and Dele Alli.
Tottenham challenged Leicester for the title last season, before eventually finishing third, and Foxes chief Craig Shakespeare dismissed any aggravation between the sides after last year’s battle. But he will be disappointed with how his side rolled over for Spurs, who outclassed their hosts from almost the first minute.
Leicester were on the back foot instantly when Son shot over before Jamie Vardy fired straight at Lloris as Tottenham dominated possession without a serious opening until Son wasted a glorious one after 15 minutes.