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Kane vows to fight for Golden Boot after Mo Salah criticism

Tottenham striker Harry Kane has vowed he will do his utmost to catch Mohamed Salah in the race for this season’s Golden Boot following the Egyptian’s criticism of him earlier this week.

Kane provoked a social media backlash last weekend after he chose to submit an appeal to the Premier League goals accreditation panel following Spurs’ 2-1 win over Stoke City.

The England international claimed Christian Eriksen’s match winning free-kick on Saturday was indeed his goal, with the ball taking a touch of him en route to the Stoke goal.

The decision was upheld by the panel, taking Kane’s total for the season in the Premier League to 25, four behind top scorer Mohamed Salah.

Kane’s decision to strip team-mate Eriksen of his goal however resulted in heavy criticism online from a number of players, including Salah himself, who simply tweeted “Wooooooow really?” after the decision was made to award the goal to Kane in mid-week.

Fellow England international Jamie Vardy, as well as Virgil Van Dijk, were amongst others to slam Kane for his actions.

The Spurs striker however remains unphased by his critics, and says he will do his best to catch Salah in the race for the Golden Boot.

“We will see. He has done great, he has had an amazing season and has gone ahead, so we will see.” Kane said when asked if he can catch Salah in the remaining six games of the season.

“Because we are battling against Liverpool for the top four as well it’s a bit of excitement. He scores four, let’s see what I can come back with. Whatever happens at the end of the season both of us will have had good seasons and we both enjoy it. It’s just the competition and trying to win, that’s what I enjoy.”

Kane was won the last two Golden Boot’s with both 25 and 29 goal hauls respectively, but Salah says he intends to deny the Spurs man his hat-trick of awards.

“He [Kane] is a great player, in the last two years he has already been the top scorer,” Salah told Marca.

“Kane plays as a number nine and has more chances to score goals than me. In my mind I want to win it, but we will see what happens.”