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Harry Kane was delighted with his own performance after surpassing Thierry Henry’s Premier League goals tally as Tottenham thrashed Everton 5-0 on Monday.

Kane netted twice in a dominant Spurs win to overtake the Arsenal legend’s total of 175 Premier League strikes, volleying home his 176th in the competition shortly before the hour against a dire Toffees team.

After beating Leeds United 4-0 in their last outing, Spurs have scored four or more goals in consecutive league games for the first time since December 2018, and their haul of nine goals in their last two top-flight games equals the tally they managed across their previous seven.

The Spurs captain, who has registered 11 goal involvements in his last 12 league games (nine goals and two assists), was delighted with his double after Antonio Conte’s men sealed a dominant win.

“No game in the Premier League is easy,” the 28-year-old told Sky Sports. “Credit to how we set up and [how] we punished them on the break. 

“All in all, [it was] a really good Monday night.

“It is all about getting those chances and I am always confident I am going to hit the target. I always try and keep the ball low. Hard work and practice, it is no secret.

“Over the last few years, my game has changed a bit in terms of dropping into the pockets. I played as a number 10 in the youth team, as teams and managers change, you have to adapt your game.”

Kane was also keen to praise Henry after surpassing the Frenchman’s goals tally, and was eager to continue working his way up the charts.

“Thierry was one of the greatest strikers we have seen, so it’s nice to go above him in the scorers list and hopefully they keep coming.”

Only five players have now scored more Premier League goals than Kane; Alan Shearer (260), Wayne Rooney (208), Andrew Cole (187), Sergio Aguero (184), and Frank Lampard (177).

After sealing back-to-back league wins, the North London outfit are just three points behind fourth-placed Arsenal in the league table, and Kane was adamant that Champions League qualification remains the target.

“The top four has to be our ambition,” the England captain stated.

“We are not the finished article yet but the manager has had time to settle in and physically, I think we are in a really good position. 

“We are in there and in the mix and we have to feel that pressure if we want to be a top team. We can’t hide from that.”

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