Harry Kane passed Thierry Henry on the list of all-time Premier League top scorers with two goals in Tottenham’s 5-0 win over Everton.
The Spurs striker has now scored 176 Premier League goals and is just one behind Frank Lampard, the Everton manager who felt the full force of his striking prowess on Monday.
“He’s the best No. 9 in the world for me,” said Teddy Sheringham Monday night football. “He has been there for four or five years, he proves it year after year.
“It’s great to get there, but to stay on top and always convince people he’s the best – that’s why he’s the best.”
Kane himself insists there is no secret to his success.
“It’s about getting those chances and I’m still confident I’m going to hit the target,” Kane said. Monday night football.
“I always try to keep the ball low. Hard work and practice, that’s no secret.
“Thierry was one of the greatest strikers we’ve seen so it’s good to pass him in the goalscoring list and hopefully they keep coming.”
Kane came in behind the Everton defense for both of his goals, but he also showed that ability to drop deep and provide others with his passing.
It’s a familiar evolution of his game but Jamie Carragher thinks he made the transition better than anyone.
“I think it’s a natural progression for almost any striker,” Carragher said. Monday night football.
“Even the strikers we associate with running behind, even Michael Owen, when he started having problems with his hamstrings, you started getting up, all strikers do that.
“I don’t think currently Harry Kane has the pace and power he had in his early days under Mauricio Pochettino, constantly making runs in the box.
“But very rarely do you see a world-class striker then become a world-class playmaker or number 10. For me, Harry Kane is as good a passer as Kevin De Bruyne.
“His actual range of passing, his striking the ball, is as good as any.
“When I think of the years I worked for Sky I think of the players who really stand out, those players are Kevin De Bruyne, Harry Kane and Mo Salah.
“He was one of the great players in the Premier League.”
Kane recognized this development in his game.
“Over the last few years my game has changed a bit, in terms of dropping into the pockets,” he explained.
“I played as a number 10 in the youth team. As teams and managers change, you have to adapt your game.”
Will Kane’s performances be enough to help Tottenham finish in the Champions League places? Victory over Everton moved them within three points of Arsenal in fourth.
“The top four must be our ambition,” he said.
“We haven’t finished the article yet but the manager has had time to settle in and physically I think we’re in a really good position. We’re there and in the mix and we need to feel that pressure if we want to be a top team. We can’t hide from that.”
Sheringham believes it is possible.
“It’s there for the taking,” said the former Tottenham striker.
“It’s a big end to the season for Tottenham – they’re in the game. But so are West Ham, Manchester United and Arsenal. They’ll all be fighting for it and you have to say Arsenal are the big favorites to get the win. fourth place at the moment due to their form at the moment.
“But you never know. Tottenham still have to play Arsenal, so you never know. There are a lot of teams that still have to play each other.”
With Kane now 84 goals behind Alan Shearer, the prospect of becoming the Premier League’s all-time top scorer remains.
“Without a doubt. He still has a lot of years left, at least five more years at the top. With the way he scores goals in numbers every year – yes, without a doubt.”