Henry Winter: Kane tears Leicester to shreds

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino, meanwhile, who oversaw Tottenham's record away Premier League win, pulled no punches in declaring the esteem in which he holds Kane.

Kane scored four times, a career first, in Thursday's 6-1 hammering of Leicester City to move onto 26 goals for the season - two ahead of Everton's Romelu Lukaku in the race for the Golden Boot, with one match to play. He is great and one of the best strikers in the world. We have a very exciting project, there's no reasons for Kane to want to leave the club. It's possible things can happen in the summer but we are so calm about our key players.

"We have our (transfer) targets and we will see if we can achieve them", Pochettino said.

Jamie Carragher thinks Tottenham need a player on the right-hand side with "blistering pace" to take them on to the next level.

"Harry Kane means a lot for the team".

Beneath a dreary, solemn East Midlands sky, the young Englishman was at his best against a patchwork Leicester City defence that looked wholly incapable of dealing with the forward.

Kane is odds on to finish as the Premier League's top scorer for the second successive season thanks to his lethal display at the King Power Stadium on Thursday.


'To score four for the first time, it's a good time to do it, ' said Kane.

Son Heung-min has been another bright spark for the Lilywhites this season and the Korean made it 2-0 before the break, via a fine volley from a clever Dele Alli pass. When he gets in a shooting position, I think most goalkeepers are fooled by the fact he hits it so quick.

And Leicester manager Craig Shakespeare admitted there was little to take from defeat after the Foxes suffered their heaviest home league loss since 2004. It ended; Leicester 1 - 6 Tottenham.

Spurs continued to shrug off any disappointment following Chelsea's title win and were untouchable as they sealed their 13th win in their last 16 games in all competitions, having already cemented second place.

"Injuries are disappointing, they happen, and it wasn't just me this season". "The team worked so hard in the last pre-season to try to first of all settle the principles and play how we play".

But Spurs regained their two-goal cushion just four minutes later through Kane, nodding home from close range after Moussa Sissoko had headed the ball back across goal from a Toby Alderweireld cross.

But former Premier League manager Curbishley believes that the England global is "fooling" goalkeepers with the speed of his shooting, whilst delivering a glowing verdict of his talents.

  • Steve Townsend