Harry Kane will look to cement his status as a Tottenham Hotspur hero when the club face arch-rivals Arsenal in the North London derby at White Hart Lane on Saturday.
Modern-day players are often accused of having no feeling for the importance of English football’s traditional showpiece matches but that cannot be said of Kane.
The 21-year-old forward is currently ‘living the dream’ of many a fan by playing for the club has supported since boyhood and he is also in superb form.
Kane, who has scored 20 goals in 33 Spurs appearances so far this season, is the leading scorer in English football’s top flight and he endeared himself further to the White Hart Lane faithful by signing a new five-and-a-half-year contract this week.
That’s not all. Given a choice, Kane would like to join a select band of one-club men by spending his whole career with Tottenham.
“I don’t see why not,” Kane told the London Evening Standard. “Tottenham are a great club on the rise.
“If I’m still here in 10 years, I’d be over the moon.”
Saturday’s game has been given an extra edge by the fact both clubs are pushing for a top-four finish and a place in next season’s Champions League.
Both teams are in good shape, with Tottenham having lost only once in their last nine league games and fifth-placed Arsenal only once in their last eight.
London isn’t the only city staging a derby on Saturday, with Liverpool making the short trip to Everton’s Goodison Park.