Tottenham Hotspur star Harry Kane may have missed out on the World Cup final, but he did take home an honour from Russia.
Gary Lineker took to Twitter to congratulate Harry Kane after the Tottenham star finished the 2018 World Cup as the leading goalscorer after helping England to finish fourth in the tournament in Russia.
Despite Sunday’s final seeing six goals scored, Kane maintained his two-goal advantage over the chasing pack in the race for the Golden Boot having scored six times after a campaign where he scored 41 times in all competitions for Spurs, including 30 times in the Premier League.
And after France’s 4-2 victory over Croatia confirmed Kane as the top goalscorer from the competition, former Spurs star Lineker – who claimed the same award 32 years ago after finishing the 1986 World Cup with the same number of goals – took to social media to congratulate the 24-year-old on securing his place in history.
Congratulations to @HKane on winning the golden boot. Welcome to the club, young man.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) July 15, 2018
It was an incredible tournament for Kane who largely spearheaded England’s run to the semi-finals. He may have come in for a bit of criticism in the latter stages, but his performances were a key reason for Gareth Southgate’s men’s progress to the last four.
And when you consider that the likes of Romelu Lukaku, Cristiano Ronaldo and Antoine Griezmann were amongst those who scored four times, it highlights just how remarkable Kane’s tournament was.
And it was certainly an incredible competition for Tottenham as a whole. Hugo Lloris will be disappointed by a moment of madness in the final, but he was the man to lift the trophy while several other members of Mauricio Pochettino’s squad were present in the latter stages of the competition.
It may not help Tottenham in the short-term with the new Premier League season emerging swiftly on the horizon, but it proved to be a fantastic tournament in terms of showcasing Spurs’ players.