Tottenham star Harry Kane has revealed that he is in direct competition with Liverpool attacking forward Mohamed Salah following Tottenham’s win over Chelsea, per reports.
Kane picked up an ankle ligament injury before the international break that kept him out of action for three weeks. While Tottenham missed his presence, the English star claimed he has been able to recharge his batteries ahead of the close of the season.
Kane occupied the top spot in the Premier League goalscorers chart with 24 goals before during his time on the recovery pane, Salah usurp him to the spot and he has now scored 29 League goals.
Kane was named on the substitute bench in the game against Chelsea but he replaced Son in the 74th minutes but failed to find the back of the net. Speaking after their unprecedented win against Chelsea, Kane said:
“Salah’s done fantastic, he’s a great, great player. Yes, it’s competition. I had the same last year.
“He’s obviously got a bit of a head start now, and we’ll see what happens. I can’t control what he does, so I’ve just got to make sure I prepare well for games and just be ready.
“I’ve got to focus on my own game and my own team, and we’ll see what happens come the end of the season.
“For me, it’s just about being positive. I’m delighted to be back out there and win here at Stamford Bridge, and hopefully I can just have a strong finish.”
Salah is looking to beat Kane to the Golden boots award, a feat the English star has achieved back to back until last season. Nonetheless, plaudits must be given to Salah who despite not being an out and out striker, has been able to outscore all strikers in the League.
Speaking on Tottenham’s win over Chelsea, Kane said:
“That was a massive win. Obviously everyone knows we hadn’t won there in a long time, but I thought we deserved that.
“We played well, especially second half, and it’s an amazing feeling. It’s great for the fans to come away from this stadium with a win, and for me personally it’s great to be back out there.
“The swelling on the ankle went down quick, but whenever I get injured I prepare right and make sure I do everything I can to get back on the pitch. I do the right things off the pitch, and I think that’s a big help.
“Whenever something bad happens in football or life, you have to find the positives. For me, it was a chance to get a couple of weeks’ break, refresh the other muscles, and get ready for the business end of the season.
“That’s how I looked at it. I didn’t know how quickly I would be back, but I went away with one of the physios, did some rehab, and I knew last week it was looking good and I would be able to step it up. Thankfully I was ready for the game.
“As a team, we’re in a great position for Champions League football, and we’ve just got to continue that. That is a must, and we’ve got to try and win the FA Cup.”