Tottenham’s Harry Kane is clearly still feeling a little bitter after Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah beat him to the Premier League Golden Boot this season.
The Spurs striker opted to send a direct message to the Reds’ 5ft 7in tall sensation and his comments just reeked of pure jealously.
“It’s good to have competition, it’s great for the Premier League to have two players at the 30-goal mark,” Kane said, as quoted by Sky Sports.
“Personally for me, it was a target to improve on last year, obviously 29, and it was nice to get to that 30-goal mark.
“Mo has done great this year, he deserves it, he deserves the Golden Boot, I am looking forward to the competition again next year.
“For me, it is about doing it year after year. This is my fourth year now and the first time I have got to 30 goals in the Prem, now it’s about getting to 30 goals for the next two or three years, that’s the aim.”
While Kane praised Salah by labelling his performances as great this year, he’s clearly throwing doubt on the winger’s ability by saying it’s all about delivering goals for more than one season.
The Spurs forward is no doubt aware that many people will question whether the Reds’ prolific force can be anything more than a one-season wonder.
As this campaign, which saw Salah score 32 goals in 36 league appearances was his first for the Reds in the Premier League after previously having a woeful spell at Chelsea several years ago, there’s going to be doubters.
However Kane should have avoided making such foolish remarks, that everyone can see through, as his bitterness about missing out on the personal accolade of winning the golden boot is clearly going to end with him eating humble pie.
Salah’s clear attacking talents are not going to go away overnight and he will be just as prolific, if not more so, next season for Jurgen Klopp’s side.
So this means Kane’s comments will come back to haunt him.
If anything the bitter remarks from the Tottenham star will motivate Salah to prove him and anyone who doubts him wrong.
Therefore this time next year, Kane better be feeling hungry as he’s going to have to admit that the Reds’ winger is just as consistent as he is in front of goal.