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Harry Kane has admitted the form of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is spurring him on in his quest to finish Premier League top scorer.

The Tottenham striker scored the opening goal against Southampton on Wednesday night to put himself one behind Aubameyang in the goal charts in the Premier League.

Kane won the Golden Boot two times in a row between 2015 and 2017 before missing out last season due to the goalscoring form of Mohamed Salah.

And now he admits he’s chasing the individual honour and being inspired by the competition around him.

Asked about the Arsenal man, Kane said: ‘Since I’ve been in the Premier League it has had some of the best strikers in the world. Aubameyang is at the top end at the moment. 

‘There’s quite a few on eight or nine goals so it’s important for me to carry on doing what I’m doing. There’s still a lot of the season to go, but I’m happy with where I am.’

The 25-year-old impressed at the World Cup for England in the summer and won the Golden Boot after scoring six goals.

He admits his faith in front of goal has been helped by picking up that trophy. 

‘When you’ve done it on the biggest stage of them all, the World Cup, you can look back and gain confidence from that,’ he added.

‘If you’re going through a spell where you’re not scoring, a couple of games here and there, you know you can do it at the highest level. 

‘Look, you guys know what I’m like now. I know what I can achieve and I’ll work as hard as I can to keep reaching goals and reaching more.’