We use cookies to provide you with a better service. Carry on browsing if you're happy with this, or find out how to manage cookies.

7 great sport channels

Football, Rugby, UFC, GAA

All free when you join eir Broadband

Subscribe to eir Sport
Published: 14:22 | 21/3/16

Kane aims for Shearer record


Harry Kane would love to break Alan Shearer's Premier League scoring record but is reluctant to look too far into the future.

Kane scored twice as Tottenham defeated Bournemouth to take him to 21 for the season in the Premier League and his 45th in the top flight.

He is still some way short of Shearer's record of 260 goals, but the England striker admits it would be a dream come true if he were to match his idol.

"It's a lot of goals and I'm still a long way off but Shearer was an idol of mine growing up, to see how many goals he scored was incredible," Kane said.

"I take it season by season. I don't like looking too far ahead because you never know what can happen.

"But is it good to aim for? Definitely, they're the goals you dream of.

"When you're a younger player, you watch them scoring goals week in and week out, so to be doing that now is a dream come true."

Kane is two ahead of Jamie Vardy in the Premier League Golden Boot race to remain in with a chance of becoming the first Englishman to top the scoring charts since 2000.

The 22-year-old has developed into one of England's top strikers since breaking into the Tottenham team and he hopes managers take inspiration from his progress under Mauricio Pochettino.

"If I can be a role model or if I can maybe make another manager play a young player coming through, rather than buy a player, that's incredible," Kane said.

"I think sometimes managers like to buy players because they're more experienced from abroad or when they've got players under their nose that will give everything to the club they've been brought up with.

"The more people get chances at a young age, I think you'll see more talent coming through as we have done this season."

Chelsea cancel victory parade

13:47 | Today

Chelsea have cancelled Sunday's planned Premier League victory parade in the wake of the terror attack in Manchester.


Atsu joins Newcastle on permanent deal

13:37 | Today

Newcastle have signed Christian Atsu on a permanent deal from Chelsea.


Wenger admits future is uncertain

11:05 | Today

Arsene Wenger admits he does not know whether Saturday's FA Cup final will be his last match as Arsenal manager.


Sanchez winning fitness battle - Wenger

11:26 | Today

Arsene Wenger is confident Alexis Sanchez will be passed fit for Saturday's FA Cup final against Chelsea.


Terry hits back at criticism of his farewell

14:39 | Today

John Terry insists he 'could not care less' what people think about his controversial substitution in his final Premier League match for Chelsea.


What’s in the eir Sport Pack?

We’ve got heartstopping action across 7 great sports channels, with 42 Premier League games, every Champions League game and every Europa League game, as well as UFC, Allianz Leagues GAA, Golf, F1 and much more.