Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane is clearly desperate to win the Premier League Golden Boot this season.
With just weeks remaining of the season, Kane is five strikes behind Mohamed Salah’s leading tally of 29 goals as he pursues a hat-trick of awards.
But the England international is doing everything he can to ensure Tottenham’s second goal in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Stoke City is awarded to him instead of Christian Eriksen.
The Dane curled home a free-kick that Kane claims he got a touch to. Replays have proven inconclusive and so the goal was officially given to Eriksen.
However, Kane, who swears “on my daughter’s life that I touched the ball,” isn’t accepting the official ruling without a fight.
Per Sky Sports, Tottenham have lodged an appeal to the Premier League in an attempt to have Kane credited with the goal.
It seems like an extraordinary length to go to but it sums up how eager Kane is to add another goal to his tally.
LIVERPOOL FANS ARE TWEETING ABOUT HARRY KANE
Liverpool fans are mocking Kane for deciding to appeal the decision. Obviously they want Salah to claim the Golden Boot award.
But there’s a specific incident earlier in the season that they are referring to as evidence of the difference in attitude between their own players and the rest of the players in the league.
Back in November, Roberto Firmino sacrificed the chance to take Sadio Mane’s goal from him in a 3-0 win over Stoke.
His unselfish act meant that the Brazilian attacker missed out on a £45,000 bonus.
And Liverpool supporters are now sharing a tweet that claims to show the “difference” between Klopp’s players and the competition.
Kane: Appeals to the Premier League for a goal to be his despite the ball not even touching him.
Firmino: Leaves the ball for Mane to score, missing out on a £45,000 bonus in the process.
— Zac (@ZAC_AE) April 9, 2018
Kane has since become the butt of the jokes since it emerged he wants the FA to review Eriksen’s goal.
BREAKING: Spurs appeal to Premier League for Rooney's 2011 goal v City to be awarded to Harry Kane. pic.twitter.com/6yRN6bGDs2
— Kristian (@vonstrenginho) April 9, 2018
I wonder if Kane will appeal it https://t.co/3rvR9Kaeq5
— Patrick Timmons (@PatrickTimmons1) April 9, 2018
“It’s my goal for sure. It flicked off my shoulder and went in,” the striker told Sky Sports after Saturday’s match.
“I swear that’s mine. It was just off my shoulder. I don’t care, it’s my goal.”
Harry Kane's award for this month. pic.twitter.com/YQH8eAN097
— Mark Doyle (@MarkDoyle73) April 9, 2018
Tottenham Hotspur have submitted a formal appeal to the FA claiming Harry Kane was the beach ball Darren Bent's shot hit in 2009. pic.twitter.com/5kElwILME6
— Paddy (@VieiraPaddy) April 9, 2018
For what it’s worth, Eriksen doesn’t mind if the goal is credited to Kane.
“He celebrated like it was his goal so I expect he touched it. I’ll take the assist. That’s fine,” the playmaker, who scored the opening goal of the match, said.
“Of course [you have to take his word for it], but on the camera we will see if it’s true or not. I think it is.”