Harry Kane said he has probably had his “best month” after taking his September goal tally to 13 with two in the victory at Huddersfield.
The 24-year-old bettered his own record for goals scored in a calendar month as the Terriers became the fifth club side to suffer at the hands of the England marksman this month.
“It’s nice, I feel good, I feel confident, when these boys are up the pitch putting in good crosses and through balls and I’m just there to put them away,” he said.
“I’m delighted with the win, it’s been a great week for the team, and we’ve just got to continue that after the international break.”
Kane delivered his first blow inside 10 minutes when he collected Kieran Trippier’s header, ran into the Huddersfield area before slotting past keeper Jonas Lossl.
It was then 2-0 soon after. This time Ben Davies demonstrated his poise in front of goal with a good strike after great combination play from Kane, Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen.
The goal of the match came barely midway into the half. Kane was again fed by Trippier before he drifted across the 18-yard area and bent a brilliant effort past the Danish keeper.
Spurs eased off after the break but still managed a fourth when substitute Moussa Sissoko claimed his first for the club with a deflected effort from close range.
Laurent Depoitre’s strike that hit the crossbar, and Tommy Smith’s fierce shot, which produced a good save from Hugo Lloris, were Huddersfield’s only chances of note.
Spurs move up to third in the Premier League and Huddersfield are in 10th
Are there any superlatives left to describe Harry Kane?
His 13 goals in a month equals the best efforts of Barcelona’s Lionel Messi (13 in March 2012) and Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo (13 in October 2010). If this form continues, he, like the other two, will be considered for and might even win the most coveted prizes in world football.
The two strikes against the Terriers once again highlighted his all-around abilities as a striker.
The first was about anticipation and coping with a one-on-one situation. Trippier’s header should have been cleared by Chris Lowe, but with Kane breathing down his neck, the defender missed his kick and the striker pounced. The England man then waited for the right moment before threading his strike past Lossl.
The second was spectacular. It was the kind of effort that team-mate Eriksen would produce, but this time it was Kane with the stunning strike after he made space for himself near the edge of the area.
After 11 games last season Kane had scored six goals – it is almost double that this campaign. And that includes him not finding the net in August at all.
“If you look at the goals to games it’s probably the best month I’ve had, especially after August,” Kane said.