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Harry Kane dreaming of Alan Shearer's Tottenham goal record

Tottenham's Harry Kane admits he dreams of breaking Alan Shearer's Premier League scoring record after bagging his 21st goal of the season against Bournemouth on Sunday.

Kane's double in the 3-0 win at White Hart Lane means he has equalled last season's tally, while his total haul in the top flight now stands at 45. He also becomes only the fifth Englishman to hit 20 goals in consecutive Premier League campaigns, joining Shearer, Les Ferdinand, Andy Cole and Robbie Fowler.

Shearer is top of the division's all-time scoring list with 260 and Kane says he is inspired by the former Newcastle man's record.

"It's a lot of goals and I'm still a long way off but Shearer was an idol of mine growing up," Kane said. "I don't like looking too far ahead because you never know what can happen. But is it good to aim for? Definitely, they're the goals you dream of.

"When you're young, you watch them scoring goals week in and week out, so to be doing that now is a dream come true."

Kane's haul means he moves two clear of Jamie Vardy and three ahead of Romelu Lukaku in the race for the Golden Boot.

If the 22-year-old can hold off his rivals, he would become the first Englishman to top the charts since Kevin Phillips hit 30 for Sunderland in 1999-2000.

As England prepare to face Germany and Holland, Kane added: "If I can be a role model or make another manager play a young player, rather than buy, that's incredible. The more that get chances at a young age, you'll see more talent coming through."

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