That chilling message for Mikel Arteta ’s red-hot league leaders ahead of today’s North London derby comes from Tottenham defender Eric Dier. Kane loves nothing more than burying their bitter local rivals, having blitzed an astonishing 14 goals in 18 clashes against the Gunners to date.
And Dier says just knowing that about the England skipper, two goals away from becoming Tottenham’s all-time greatest scorer, is a massive boost for Antonio Conte’s outfit as they attempt to get their top four ambitions back on track.
The Three Lions man declared: “In sport, these kind of things are funny how they come along. You have teams who are your nemesis or players that are your nemesis. And then you have ones that you always seem to do well against.
These kind of things happen in your career and, obviously, he has an incredible record against them. That gives him a lot of confidence and, having him on our team, always gives us a lot of confidence.”
Legendary Jimmy Greaves’ record haul of 266 goals for Tottenham has stood since 1970. But it is unlikely to survive much longer as deadly hitman Kane, with 17 goals already this season, now on 255.