Jose Mourinho says it’s “only a matter of time” earlier than Harry Kane breaks Jimmy Greaves’ all-time report of 266 targets for Tottenham Hotspur after the England captain turned the third Spurs participant to succeed in the 200 mark. The 27-year-old introduced up his double century — in his 300th look for Spurs — together with his 12th objective of the season in Thursday’s 3-1 away win over Bulgarian aspect Ludogorets within the Europa League. Greaves and Bobby Smith are the one different two gamers to have scored extra for Spurs.
“The numbers make him a membership legend, with what he’s reaching within the Premier League and all competitions is nice for such a younger man,” Jose Mourinho advised BT Sport.
“Tonight, 45 minutes one objective and one help (for Lucas Moura’s objective, taking Kane to double figures for assists this season). I imagine he can. It is only a matter of time.”
Kane’s first objective for Spurs got here in the identical competitors in 2011 in opposition to Eire’s Shamrock Rovers.
Nevertheless it took him one other three years to determine himself as a daily starter and he hung out on mortgage at numerous golf equipment, together with Leicester Metropolis.
Kane stated information weren’t on his thoughts however promised to maintain the targets coming.
“It’s a nice achievement to succeed in 200 targets however for positive I hope there are just a few extra left so let’s hold them coming,” he stated.
“(Beating information) just isn’t on my thoughts. You guys will let me know after I get the subsequent one, however it’s laborious to soak up if you end up enjoying, I believe when you end you are taking all of it in.”
Kane’s achievement was hailed by former Spurs greats Gary Lineker and Glenn Hoddle.
“What an achievement for @HKane scoring his 200th objective for @SpursOfficial in his 300th sport. Nicely performed,” tweeted Lineker.
Hoddle stated Kane ought to move Greaves’ report supplied he stays on the membership.
“I am delighted for him,” stated Hoddle on BT Sport. “Take a look at these gamers there, (Bobby) Smith and Jimmy Greaves are solely forward of him.
“I believe if he stays on the membership I believe he may really catch Jimmy.”
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