Harry Kane says he is confident of continuing his goalscoring form throughout December and January in order to challenge for the Golden Boot come the end of the season.
The Tottenham striker scored his ninth goal in 15 Premier League appearances during Wednesday night’s 3-1 victory over Southampton at Wembley.
After an inconsistent start to the season, possibly due to his gruelling summer schedule with England at the World Cup, Kane finally appears to be firing on all cylinders.
And the 25-year-old believes he can keep up his current form with his opponents beginning to tire over the festive period.
“This is the sort of period I like, where you get into a rhythm, get into a routine. I feel in good shape and I feel I’m at my best when I’m in my rhythm,” Kane said (via ESPN).
“You don’t think too much. If you miss a couple of chances you get back quickly. You know where the spaces are, you know where the ball’s going to drop.
“It’s these sorts of periods in my career where I’m at my best. It might be down to fitness as well – when teams are tired I exploit the space a bit more. In December and January I hit top form, and winning games is important in this period as well.”
Only Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored more Premier League goals than Kane so far this term.
Kane has praised the Gabon international’s impact but insists he can keep up with his Golden Boot rivals.
“Since I’ve been in the Premier League it’s had some of the best strikers in the world. Aubameyang is at the top end at the moment. There’s quite a few on eight or nine goals so it’s important for me to carry on doing what I’m doing,” he added.
“When you’ve done it on the biggest stage of them all, the World Cup, you can look back and gain confidence from that. If you’re going through a spell where you’re not scoring, a couple of games here and there, you know you can do it at the highest level.”
Spurs face Leicester City in the Premier League on Saturday night, and Kane will be confident of adding to his impressive goal record against the Foxes.
He has found the net 13 times in eight meetings with Leicester across all competitions.