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Lukaku to rival Kane for EPL Golden Boot says Spurs defender - FCNaija

EPL By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 12/10/2017

Tottenham Hotspur defender Jan Vertonghen has inform club teammate Harry Kane to be ready to battle it out with Romelu Lukaku for Premier League top goalscorer this season,

Last season Golden Boot winner Kane start the season on fine form with six Premier League goals already in seven games for Spurs.

While Vertonghen Belgium teammate Lukaku, who started Manchester United career on blistering form with seven league goals to his credit has and former Ajax defender ‘struggles to split’ the prolific strikers.

Speaking after Belgium’s 4-0 win over Cyprus on Tuesday, in which he became the nations most capped player in history, Vertonghen told Sky Sports: ‘In my eyes it is difficult to split them.

‘I think they will keep playing for the Golden Boot until the last game of the season like they did last year.

‘Obviously Romelu is in great form. Harry is special as well. I can’t find the words to describe them enough.

'They’re both totally different, to be honest. ‘Harry has his qualities and Romelu has his and, to be fair, I would rather not play against them.

‘I’ve got them both in my team so that’s something, but in two weeks I have to face Romelu, so I will need my fellow centre-backs.’

The 30-year-old Vertonghen also expressed his pride at becoming Belgium’s most capped player after the country capped a fine World Cup qualifying campaign by thrashing Cyprus.

‘I am actually a very proud Belgian today. I feel very honoured to get to this stage and to share this with my friends and teammates,’ the defender added.

‘Ever since I have known football, actually the first video tape I watched, was a Belgian one from the qualifiers in ’94 and to play for Belgium is an honour for me every time.

‘To break the record is something to cherish, and I will.’

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