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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."

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