Why Kane is under-selling himself with 20 goal target for Tottenham

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Harry Kane has set himself a target of scoring 20 goals for Tottenham Hotspur this season.

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has set himself a target of 20 goals for the club this season, which quite frankly, isn’t enough.

Kane’s progression and development under Mauricio Pochettino has been superb, leading to him scoring 14 goals in all competitions for the club so far in the current campaign.

He’s stepped up when he’s been called on, enhanced his reputation and is now one of the club’s most valuable players.

“My first target was 10 goals and I reached that. My next target is 20 goals. I’ve got 14 now, so six to go. I think I can do it. There are still plenty of games left this season and hopefully I can keep playing and keep scoring,” said the under-21 England international.

There are two main reasons Kane has set himself a target, which is on the lower side.

Firstly, he comes across as a modest young man, who could be wary of upsetting more experienced and higher profile players at the club, who could react negatively to any element of arrogance.

Secondly, he’s protecting himself. Any player who sets himself a target is under pressure until he hits it. Kane could have set himself a higher target, but he then faces a race over the rest of the season to get there.

So what’s more realistic for Tottenham’s main striker and a player who is quite obviously in form?

A 25 goal season isn’t too over ambitious and not impossible. It’s a middle ground and would require another 11 goals, which is achievable considering the number of games Tottenham have left.

He has to stay injury free and avoid suspension, but there’s no reason Kane can’t hit that 25-30 goal bracket is he continues to play the way he has over the last five months.

Had any Spurs fan been offered that from one of their main strikers at the start of the season, there would have been few turning it down.

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