Hat-trick hero Harry Kane described title-chasing Tottenham’s 4-0 demolition of West Bromwich Albion as their best performance of the season so far.
The in-form England striker scored his fourth treble in a Spurs shirt and took his tally to 12 goals in his last 13 Premier League games as Mauricio Pochettino’s moved up to second in the table after a seventh successive win in all competitions.
And the 23-year-old, who is closing in on wantaway Chelsea frontman Diego Costa in the leading scorers chart, praised Spurs’ display against a team who have notoriously made life difficult for them in recent times.
“We were outstanding today,” Kane told Sky Sports afterwards. “I’d say that’s probably our best performance of the season. We could have scored a lot more if it wasn’t for Ben [Foster] in [the West Bromwich Albion] goal – he made some unbelievable saves.
“We were very good today. At home we wanted to keep our streak going and we’ve done that.”
Indeed, the north London club have now won their last eight games at White Hart Lane in all competitions and piled the pressure on their rivals.
By taking home the match ball, Kane – who was the Premier League’s top scorer with 25 goals last season – has reached the 60 league goal mark quicker than any other Spurs player.
Although pleased by the achievement, he insisted the team is more important than personal glory.
“That’s fantastic,” he said. “I don’t look at the records too much, I just try to go out there, play, score for my team, win for my team, so yes that’s fantastic but it’s a fantastic day all round.”
After this latest win and a hat-trick to boot, it’s been a special last seven days for Kane, which he is unlikely to forget following the birth of his first child, daughter Ivy Jane, earlier in the week.
“It’s amazing,” a delighted Kane added. “The week’s been a bit of a whirlwind, obviously having a little daughter but yeah it’s just been amazing the whole week and to finish it off like this is just the best way possible.”
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