Spurs’ Kane targets Shearer’s all-time goalscoring record

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane is aiming to chase Alan Shearer’s all-time Premier League goalscoring record after his two goals against Nottingham Forest lifted him into third place in the goalscoring charts .

Kane missed a penalty but scored twice to surpass 200 league goals in his career as Spurs maintained their unbeaten start to the season with a 2-0 win at the City Ground on Sunday.

The England captain, 29, joined Andy Cole on 187 Premier League goals. Only Shearer (260) and Wayne Rooney (208) have scored more goals in the competition’s history.

“It’s still a long way off for sure, but I still feel fit, I feel like I still have many years left in the locker,” Kane told the media.

“Every season I want to score goals, I want to be among those names and I’m delighted to take up the challenge.

“Alan and Wayne are two of the best strikers England have ever had, so being in that category is good for me. But I want to keep pushing myself, see how far I can go. is a good start to the season.”

Tottenham’s third win in four games left them third in the league table on 10 points, two behind north London rivals Arsenal.

Kane has scored four goals this season and his form has been key to Tottenham’s best start to a Premier League campaign since 2009-10, when they started with four straight wins.

Last week, Kane set a Premier League record for most goals for a single club, moving away from Sergio Aguero’s tally for Manchester City.

“Harry has to be our point of reference on the pitch at all times, he has to be the leader of this team and I think he is working very well,” Spurs manager Antonio Conte told reporters.

“He is totally involved in this project, and I’m really happy for him.”