– Harry Kane tells Mohammed Salah the race for the Golden Boot is not over
– The Tottenham striker scored his 27th Premier League goal against Watford
– Spurs have games against West Brom and Leicester in their remaining fixtures
Tottenham striker Harry Kane has warned his Liverpool counterpart Mohamed Salah that the race is on for the Golden Boot.
Kane scored one of the goals in Tottenham’s 2-0 win to Watford and now has 27 in total, four behind Salah’s 31, who was named Football Writers Player of the Year.
The England striker still has time to make up the difference as Spurs have a game in hand over Liverpool.
Last season Kane was three goals behind Romelu Lukaku and ended up finishing with four goals ahead.
Kane said: “It is something I want to win. Every striker in every country wants to win the Golden Boot.
“I want to win at everything I do, whether it’s the Golden Boot or every game. Even if it is just playing a game with my mates – I want to win that. I am not afraid to say so.”
However despite wanting to win the personal honour Kane insists that finishing is in top four is more important to him in the grand scheme of things.
After the win against Watford Spurs retain a five-point gap to Chelsea and will actually finish ahead of Liverpool in third if they win all their remaining games.
Kane said: “The most important thing is qualifying for the Champions League. Hopefully we can secure that and go from there.”
Kane who is still battling back to 100 per cent fitness after recovering from an ankle injury insists he is gradually getting to back to his best.
He said: “The ankle is fine. The ankle is good. It was good to score and I had a couple of chances. I feel fine. I feel good. I am looking forward to the last three weeks.
“Two in my last two Premier League games is good. I feel good. I probably could have scored a few more myself and as a team we probably could have been a bit more clinical in the final third.”
Spurs have a game away at West Brom and a final home game with Leicester City while Liverpool play Chelsea away and finish off the season against Brighton.
Salah is just one Premier League goal away from becoming the all-time top scorer and is also a big contender for Ballon d’Or if the Reds goal all the way in the Champions League.
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