Tottenham star Harry Kane targets Alan Shearer's 260 Premier League goal haul

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The England international has endured a slow start to the season and is yet to register for Spurs.

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has pledged to try and better the 260 Premier League goal tally recorded by Alan Shearer in quotes published by the Daily Mail.

"I'll give it a go," said Kane.

"That’s a lot of goals but it just shows how good he was to score that many - 260 in the Prem is incredible. I’ll take my time and try to get 18 per season but 35 years of age seems a long way away."

Kane would need to average 18.23 Premier League goals per season until he is 35 to match Shearer’s record but his start to the current campaign hasn’t exactly gone to plan.

The 22-year old is without a goal five games into the season but found more joy with the national side, netting twice in two games for England during the recent international break. The good news for Kane is that Shearer himself endured plenty of barren runs but still produced the goods long term.

But the Spurs academy product has found himself isolated this season - with the Tottenham attack taking a while to get into the swing of things - but has also been guilty of trying to do too much and neglecting the simple side of the game in a bid to force home that elusive first goal.

Tonight’s Europa League clash with Qarabag could see Mauricio Pochettino start Kane, in a bid to put an end to his mini-drought, almost exactly a year on from his emergence in the same competition last season.

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