As Tottenham striker Harry Kane struck his 30th goal of the season in all competitions in the 3-1 win against Newcastle United on Sunday afternoon, his manager Mauricio Pochettino has joked that rest of the squad should be expecting dinner on the England international.
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Kane had been one shy of the landmark since bagging a hat-trick against Leicester City before the international break and hadn’t scored since marking his Three Lions debut with a goal against Lithuania last month.
But against an out-of-form Magpies side at St James’ Park he ended his mini goal drought and became the first Spurs player to score 30 goals in a season since Gary Lineker in the 1991-92 campaign.
Such is the impressive feat that Pochettino believes the strikers team-mates deserve to be treated for helping him to achieve the landmark:
“Congratulations to him because he deserves this moment.” he told the BBC following the game.
“I think he needs to pay for a dinner this week for his team-mates. The team work a lot and try to help him score.” he joked.
The win keeps Spurs with an outside chance of finishing in the top-four as they remain seven points behind Manchester City and they meet at White Hart Lane at the beginning of next month.