Kane: I want to emulate Shearer

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The England forward netted twice in his side’s 3-0 win over Bournemouth on Sunday, taking his season’s tally to 21 goals while moving two clear of Jamie Vary at the top of England’s goal-scoring charts.

The 22-year-old now has 45 League goals in 79 matches played, and although some way to go to match the legendary Shearer record of 260 career goals in the EPL, Kane is already talking up the prospect.

"It's a lot of goals and I'm still a long way off but Shearer was an idol of mine growing up, to see how many goals he scored was incredible," the Spurs man told reporters.

"I take it season by season. I don't like looking too far ahead because you never know what can happen.

"But is it good to aim for? Definitely, they're the goals you dream of.

"When you're a younger player, you watch them scoring goals week in and week out, so to be doing that now is a dream come true."

Kane’s brace on the weekend means he has now scored more than twenty goals in two consecutive season, joining only four other Englishman in Shearer, Andy Cole, Les Ferdinand and Robbie Fowler to have done that in the past, for which he feels most humbled.

"If I can be a role model or if I can maybe make another manager play a young player coming through, rather than buy a player, that's incredible,” the homegrown talent said.

"I think sometimes managers like to buy players because they're more experienced from abroad when they've got players under their nose that will give everything to the club they've been brought up with.

"The more people get chances at a young age, I think you'll see more talent coming through as we have done this season."

Spurs are five points behind League leaders Leicester City with seven matches left to play this season.

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