Harry Kane targeting 30-goal mark as Mauricio Pochettino insists striker will be fit for World Cup

Harry Kane has made reaching 30 Premier League goals his target for the remaining three games of the season after notching his 27th of another remarkable goalscoring campaign in Tottenham’s 2-0 win over Watford. 

Kane netted three minutes into the second half and had numerous additional chances to add to his tally as Tottenham recorded a routine win on Monday. 

The strike takes Kane’s tally to 27 for the season but he still sits four goals off rival Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah in the race for the Premier League Golden Boot.

Harry Kane scored his 27th Premier League goal of the season as Tottenham beat Watford

Harry Kane scored his 27th Premier League goal of the season as Tottenham beat Watford

Harry Kane scored his 27th Premier League goal of the season as Tottenham beat Watford

But Kane insists he is focused on breaking his personal tally of 29, achieved last season when he clinched the Golden Boot for a second successive campaign. 

‘Last year I got 29 so I would like to try and beat that first and foremost and we’ll see what happens,’ Kane told Sky Sports after the Wembley victory.

‘Last year was an unbelievable end. I’m looking forward to it, hopefully I can do the same, but in my mind I am just trying to get to that 30-goal mark.’

Kane must net three more times in his final three matches to reach 30 – Spurs face relegated West Brom away before home games against Newcastle and Leicester. 

Kane scored three minutes into the second half in Tottenham's routine win on Monday night

Kane scored three minutes into the second half in Tottenham's routine win on Monday night

Kane scored three minutes into the second half in Tottenham’s routine win on Monday night

The 24-year-old returned from injury at beginning of April and says he is feeling sharp despite missing a number of chances.  

‘Obviously I would have liked to have played better over the last few games, but I think the whole team would have liked to have done that,’ he added. ‘I feel good, I feel sharp. I probably could have scored a couple more out there today.

‘I’m looking forward to the last three games, hopefully I can finish strong like I did last year and then obviously we’re going into a big summer (with England).’ 

Kane’s ankle injury, suffered against Bournemouth in March, sparked fears the striker would be out for England’s World Cup campaign.

Mauricio Pochettino insists Kane should be 100 per cent fit for England's World Cup campaign

Mauricio Pochettino insists Kane should be 100 per cent fit for England's World Cup campaign

Mauricio Pochettino insists Kane should be 100 per cent fit for England’s World Cup campaign

But his club manager Mauricio Pochettino insisted Kane would be back firing on all cylinders in time for the first group stage game – against Tunisia on June 18.   

Asked if Kane would be 100 per cent fit for Russia, Pochettino replied: ‘Yes of course. He’s a strong guy – physically and mentally. I am sure that, first of all, he will perform for us and no doubt he will arrive in very good condition for the World Cup.

‘He needs to improve his performance still but I’m happy, 150 games, 105 goals, what more can we say, he is a fantastic striker.

‘It wasn’t a great period for him in the last few weeks, he’s human like anyone and a little bit affected but with the help of everyone he’s doing well.’ 

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