In-form Tottenham Hotspur striker, Harry Kane on Tuesday broke the English Premier League record for most goals scored in a calendar year as he bagged his 39th league goal of 2017.
Kane's hat-trick in Spurs 5-2 victory over Southampton on Boxing Day saw the English striker surpass former Newcastle United & Blackburn striker, Alan Shearer who previously held the record with 36 goals in a calendar year- 1995.
The hat-trick was Kane's second in as many games and his sixth in the league in 2017, moving him ahead of Mo Salah in the race for this season's Golden Boot with 18 goals compared to Salah's 15 for Liverpool.
Speaking after the game against Southampton, Kane stated that it would be "silly" to start thinking about breaking Shearer's record Premier League tally of 260 goals.
According to the striker, if he got to 200 and still had few more years; then he would start thinking about it.
The 24-year old said;
"Of course you dream about it, but I'd be silly to look that far ahead I think. I've still got a long way to go. A lot can happen in football".
"Hopefully I can stay fit, stay sharp and we'll see what happens. Maybe if I get to 200 and I've still got a few more years left then I'll start thinking about it".
Kane who has been in prolific goalscoring form over the past few seasons for Spurs bagged his 56th goal of the year in all competitions for club and country with his hat-trick against Southampton, making him the highest goalscorer in Europe's top 5 leagues ahead of Lionel Messi (54), Robert Lewandowski (53), Cristiano Ronaldo (53) and Edinson Cavani (53).
Congratulations to Harry Kane on breaking Shearer’s record and setting the new record for ‘Most Goals scored in a Calendar Year’ in the Premier League with 39 goals.