The Associated Press LEICESTER, England (AP) — Harry Kane scored four goals in Tottenham’s 6-1 rout of Leicester on Thursday, ensuring the Premier League runner-up is closing out the season with a swagger despite missing out on the title.
Kane will enter the final day of the season on Sunday in pole position to finish as top scorer, with the striker now on 26 league goals — two more than Everton’s Romelu Lukaku. Despite missing three months of the season through injury, Kane has netted 32 times in all competitions.
“It’s the first time I’ve scored four goals and it was a good moment to do it,” Kane said. “I was looking to get one or two goals at least and then hopefully take it into the last game, now I’m in the driving seat at the minute but there’s still one game to play so I’m not resting on my laurels.”
Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino said he has no concerns about holding on to Kane during the summer transfer window.
“We will keep the players that we want to keep,” Pochettino said. “Maybe we will sell the players that we want to sell. I think we are so, so, so calm about our big players and they are so happy here. We are building a very exciting project.”
Kane’s opener was set up by Son Heung Min, who scored Tottenham’s other two goals against deposed champion Leicester to become the highest-scoring South Korean in a single European season. Son has 21 goals in all competitions this season.