Jamie Carragher’s response when asked whether Tottenham striker can break Premier League record
The Liverpool legend doesn't expect Tottenham striker Harry Kane to eclipse Alan Shearer's 260 Premier League goals
Jamie Carragher has poured cold water on talk of Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane breaking the Premier League goal record.
England and Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer finished with a record 260 goals at the end of his glittering Premier League career.
Kane scored his 60th, 61st and 62nd top-flight goals on Saturday afternoon as Tottenham eased to a 4-0 win against West Bromwich Albion at White Hart Lane.
The Spurs striker has already netted an impressive 14 times in 16 games in the Premier League this term despite contending with injuries already this season.
Kane finished as the Premier League’s leading goal-scorer last term after he finished with a return of 25 goals in 37 top-flight outings.
The 23-year-old is 198 goals behind Shearer’s record but the Tottenham man should have his most-productive years ahead of him.
Speaking to Sky Sports after the Premier League weekend, Carragher said:
“I think he’ll definitely be second at the end of his career. He may go to a big Spanish club.
“He takes penalties – that’s a big thing. In his peak years, which will be 25 until 29, he’ll have to have seasons where he is getting 30 goals. Injuries will come into it. I certainly think at the end of the year, he will definitely be in second place.”
Tottenham are in second place in the Premier League table and seven points behind leaders Chelsea.