Tottenham's Dele Alli offers advice to Harry Kane amidst goal claiming controversy

Harry Kane and Dele Alli of Tottenham Hotspur celebrate after the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur at Selhurst Park on February 25, 2018 in London, England.

The Tottenham Hotspur star has been mocked for his desperation after claiming what seemed to be Christian Eriksen's goal against Stoke nine days ago.

Harry Kane and Dele Alli of Spurs have a disagreement during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and AFC Bournemouth at Wembley Stadium on October 14, 2017 in London,...

Tottenham ace Dele Alli spoke exclusively to Sky Sports regarding the recent controversy surrounding Harry Kane, after the 24-year-old claimed his side's second goal against Stoke City nine days ago, and advised his teammate to ignore his critics.

Kane currently trails Liverpool's Mohamed Salah by five goals in the race for this season's Premier League Golden Boot, but it would have been six, had Spurs not lodged an appeal for their striker to be credited with their second goal against the Potters.

Christian Eriksen of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates scoring his side's first goal with Dele Alli, Harry Kane and Danny Rose during the Premier League match between Stoke City and Tottenham...

The England international has been quite simply brilliant for the Lilywhites since bursting onto the scene in 2014, and has racked up an impressive 135 goals in 207 appearances in all competitions thus far.

Dele spoke exclusively to Sky Sports, and offered words of encouragement for Kane, with the 24-year-old finding himself the target of criticism from some sections of the media for what was perceived as desperation to win the Golden Boot:

England's midfielder Dele Alli (2L) and England's striker Harry Kane (2R) watch during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates...

"Harry is an unbelievable striker. To be honest he touched it so it's his goal and every striker would and should claim it if it is their goal. He has just got to ignore what everyone else is saying, he knows how good he is and I am sure everyone else knows how good he is. Everyone is different, I don't know how H is going to take it, but I think it gives some people a chance to put him down."

Next up for Tottenham is a trip to Brighton & Hove Albion tomorrow night, and Kane will be looking to gain ground on Salah, with just five games remaining until the end of the season.

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