Harry Kane: Tottenham striker most likely to break Alan Shearer’s Premier League goals record, says Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney believes Harry Kane can bounce again from his poor spell of kind initially of this season and thinks the Tottenham striker would be the participant closest to breaking Alan Shearer’s Premier League goalscoring file.

After profitable the Premier League Golden Boot final time period and serving to England to the Euro 2020 last with 4 targets in the course of the match, Kane has begun the 2021/22 marketing campaign for Tottenham in lacklustre vogue, failing to attain in six top-flight video games.

Regardless of netting a hat-trick in opposition to Slovenian facet NS Mura within the Europa Convention league and scoring in opposition to Wolves within the third spherical of the Carabao Cup final month, many have attributed the ahead’s dip in efficiency ranges to fatigue and the truth that his summer time transfer to Manchester Metropolis didn’t materialise.

Rooney mentioned: “I personally assume it [criticism of Kane] is an overreaction if I am being sincere.

Rooney has defended his former England team-mate Kane within the wake of current criticism

“It is the primary recreation for some time that he hasn’t scored for England and for Tottenham he is nonetheless scored just a few targets this season though not within the Premier League.

“He is among the finest strikers on this planet and when you do not rating folks have their opinions, which they’re entitled to in fact, however Harry is an effective sufficient participant and a large enough particular person to come back by way of this era.

“It is a bit little bit of a sticky interval for him which he in all probability hasn’t needed to cope with [previously]. All strikers cope with it and Tottenham aren’t in one of the best vein of kind themselves in order that’s right down to the group.”

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Tottenham defender Eric Dier says he has no considerations about Harry Kane’s kind and expects the striker to get again to his finest earlier than lengthy

Kane appeared out of types whereas on England responsibility in opposition to Hungary at Wembley on Tuesday and was changed by Roma’s Tammy Abraham with 14 minutes to go.

It was the primary European Championship or World Cup Qualifier during which the England captain had failed to attain since September 2017, a run of 15 consecutive goalscoring video games.

Harry Kane
Kane was introduced off after 76 minutes in England’s 1-1 draw with Hungary

Rooney, England’s all-time main scorer, has 12 targets greater than Kane for his nation and the previous Everton and Manchester United ahead is second behind Alan Shearer (260 targets) within the Premier League scoring chart with 208, 5 locations in entrance of Kane (166).

He believes scoring for the primary time within the prime flight this season will assist Kane recapture the shape which has seen him described as among the finest strikers in world soccer over the previous few years for membership and nation.

The Derby boss added: “I feel the minute Harry will get his first purpose within the Premier League then he’ll get again to scoring regularly.

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“I feel as a striker you are anticipated to attain targets however I feel Harry has modified his recreation fairly a bit within the final couple of years and he’s coming a bit deeper.

“He is created fairly just a few targets over the past couple of years as effectively however in the end folks will look [when you’re not scoring].

“I do not assume there’s any concern with Kane, he is a prime striker. He is in all probability going to be the one to get closest to Alan Shearer’s file within the Premier League.

“He is going by way of a sticky patch however there is not any doubt in my thoughts that he’ll get by way of it.”

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