Seaman worried about what Harry Kane may do against Arsenal
David Seaman has told his Seaman Says podcast that he is desperate for Harry Kane to not break Tottenham Hotspur’s goalscoring record up against Arsenal this weekend – but admitted that he would not mind if the Gunners end up winning the North London derby.
The Gunners travel to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday. Obviously, the game needs no extra stakes given the rivalry. But of course, there is extra riding on this fixture, with Mikel Arteta’s men top of the table in the Premier League.
There is also a chance that this game could be particularly historic. Harry Kane is now two goals away from overtaking the great Jimmy Greaves and becoming Spurs’ all-time leading goalscorer.
Seaman admits Harry Kane concern before North London derby
Seaman has admitted that he is extremely concerned about the striker making history against the Gunners. But he also suggested that he would take Kane taking the record if it came in a game that Arsenal ended up winning.
“There’s something on my mind about this North London derby. It’s at Tottenham and someone’s really close to a goalscoring record. Please no, we’ll never hear the end of it,” he told Seaman Says.
“I was listening this morning on the radio and heard he’s one off equally it, and I was like: ‘oh no’. No, I don’t want that to happen at all.
“Yeah, definite, all day long,” he added when asked if he would take Kane breaking the record and Spurs losing. “I would take 5-4. It’s all about winning. It’s not about how you play.”
Kane has an outstanding record in North London derbies. He has scored 14 goals against Arsenal during his career. He has only found the back of the net more often against Everton and Leicester City.
But the game is not only about Kane’s record for Tottenham. Obviously, they would love to put a dent in Arsenal’s title hopes. But they also have a top-four spot to fight for.
They now need to put a run together after struggling for consistency around the World Cup. And a victory against the Gunners would be a springboard for the rest of their season.
You would also imagine that getting the record out of the way will also be helpful to Kane. He has had an amazing season and he will want to just focus on his form rather than worry about the landmark for too long.