Harry Kane proved beyond doubt that he is among Europe’s greatest strikers following a goalscoring performance for Tottenham in the side’s 2-2 draw with Juventus.
Spurs suffered a nightmare start in Turin, with Gonzalo Higuain scoring a brace inside the opening nine minutes of the Champions League round of 16 tie.
However, Kane pulled one back for the visitors in the 35th minute before Christian Eriksen found an equaliser with a free-kick in the 71st minute.
The goal was the first Juve had conceded at home in 826 minutes of football and Kane equaled a Champions League record with the strike.
It took the Spurs star to seven goals in the Champions League this term, equaling Steven Gerrard’s record for an English player in the competition. The Liverpool legend also scored seven goals back in 2008/09.
Kane is also Europe’s top scorer in all competitions with a tally of 33 goals for Tottenham this season.
7 – Harry Kane has equalled the record for the most goals scored by an English player in a single Champions League season (7), level with Steven Gerrard in 2008-09. Comeback. pic.twitter.com/NRIrtXw0Zi
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Mauricio Pochettino hailed Kane as one of the greatest strikers on the planet following his winner in the north London derby at the weekend.
‘In the last three years I am repeating that he is one of the best strikers in the world,’ Pochettino said.
‘Sometimes you believe that it’s because he’s my player and I try to praise him.
‘But I’m telling you and I tell you again, from my experience in football, he’s one of the best. And he deserves that.
‘He is the present and the future. It is amazing what he is achieving. We are so proud that he is in our side.’