What Harry Kane said about Mo Salah after he beats him to Golden Boot was so classy

It’s been a superb campaign for Harry Kane.

Many called him a one season wonder after he scored 31 goals in all competitions in 2014/15, but he has well and truly proven his doubters wrong.

His two goals on Sunday at home to Leicester put his tally for the Premier League season to 30 goals.

In all, he managed to find the back of the net 41 times this season from 48 matches at a ratio of 0.85 goals-per-game.

There is no doubting that he is one of the best strikers in the world, and that tally only reinforces that fact.

But, remarkably, another player in the league managed to eclipse Kane’s goalscoring tally.

Mohamed Salah notched 32 goals in the league this campaign, two more than England’s number nine.

Kane had won the last two Golden Boot’s prior to this season, but he could not compete with Salah’s heroics in front of goal.

The 24-year-old has been heavily criticised this season, especially after claiming a goal against Stoke that many determined him not to have touched.

But although he missed out on the Golden Boot to Salah, he sent him a classy message congratulating him for his success and thanking him for pushing him to higher levels.

“It’s good to have competition and it’s great for the Premier League to have two players at the 30-goal mark,” Kane said. “For me, it was a target to improve on last year, when I got 29, and it was nice to get to that 30-goal mark.

“Mo has done great this year, he deserves it, he deserves the Golden Boot. I am looking forward to the competition again next season.

“I haven’t seen Mo to talk with him. But this is what you want at the highest level – you want to be fighting for things and I think we pushed each other. He broke the record for a 38-game season and that is what I will try to do next season.

“Mo has done amazing and he looks like a great player. We’ll see if we can both continue it next season.”

Class from Kane.

He’s had his critics this season, but it seems as if he is genuinely happy for Salah’s success.


Kane added that he wanted to score 30 goals for the next few seasons.

“For me, it is about doing it year after year,” he said. “This is my fourth year now and the first time I have got to 30 goals in the Prem.

“Now it’s about getting to 30 goals for the next two or three years. That’s the aim. Any player wants to do it on a consistent basis and that’s what defines a good player from a great player.”

And the 24-year-old claimed that it had been a good season for Tottenham.

“It has been a good season,” Kane said. “To get in the Champions League was very important in the new stadium. It’s not been easy, especially playing at Wembley, as well. The top six now is so strong, everyone’s really competitive, so to finish in the top three for a third year in a row is brilliant.”