Kane says competition for the golden boot drives him on to be better

‘It helps to have competition’: Harry Kane lauds the arrival of Darwin Nunez and Erling Haaland to the Premier League as he admits that his hunt for the golden boot will be made tougher by the two players next season

  • Darwin Nunez and Erling Haaland have joined Liverpool and Manchester City 
  • Harry Kane admits that the competition drives him on to get better and better
  • The Tottenham striker missed out to team-mate Son and Mo Salah last season

Harry Kane has said he looks forward to the increased competition for the golden boot that new arrivals Darwin Nunez and Erling Haaland will bring next season. 

Liverpool and Manchester City moved early in the market this summer to secure new forwards, with Nunez joining Jurgen Klopp’s side with Haaland going to the champions.

Kane after enduring a tough start to last season could not make up the ground on Tottenham Hotspur team-mate Son Heung-min and Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah in the race for the golden boot. 

Harry Kane has admitted that competition for the Premier League golden boot drives him on 

Speaking to Sky Sports, Kane admitted it was always ‘tough’ winning the golden boot and relished the challenge every season. 

He said: ‘The battle for the Golden Boot is always tough.’

‘The Premier League has produced some top strikers around the world for a number of years,’ he added.

‘Every season I’ve been playing, it has always been a tough battle to win that Golden Boot and it’s no different.’

Harry Kane will be hoping to hit the ground running under manager Antonio Conte next season

Harry Kane’s Tottenham team-mate shared last season’s award with Mohamed Salah 

The Tottenham forwards will look to challenge once again for the award next season 

Kane went on to say that it ‘helped’ him as a player to have good forwards playing in the Premier League as it drove him on to be a ‘better’ player. 

He said: ‘You expect the top strikers to want to play in the Premier League and with those two new signings, it’s going to be the case.’

‘It helps me as a player, it helps to have good competition, it drives me to get better and, for sure, I look forward to the challenge,’ he added.

‘I try to focus on myself to begin with. Going into any season, I have things I want to achieve and goals I want to reach.

Liverpool have smashed their transfer record after sealing the £85m signing of striker Nunez

‘I try not to focus too much on other players. I can’t control what they do but what I’ll do is to continue to work hard and improve.’

Meanwhile, Kane recently spoke of the enormous strides him and his England team-mates have made as they gear up for their final Nations League clash against Hungary with games fast running out before the start of the World Cup in Qatar in November. 

‘If you look at where we were in 2016 compared to now, we’ve made massive improvements and strides,’ said Kane. 

Erling Haaland is likely to challenge for the golden boot award after his £51m arrival at Manchester City 

‘We’ve knocked down a lot of hurdles in major tournaments by doing stuff an England team hasn’t done for a long time. Of course, we haven’t won anything yet, but we’re knocking on the door,’ he added.

‘Being an England player you’re always going to have criticism when you don’t win for a couple of games and that’s part and parcel of it.

‘But within this squad and the staff and manager, we have a bigger vision of where we want to go. The World Cup is the most important thing for us this year.’

The Egyptian Mohamed Salah is likely to be one of those near the top of the scoring charts 

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