Tottenham's Dele Alli offers advice to Harry Kane amidst goal claiming controversy

LONDON United Kingdom Newcastle manager Graeme Souness directs his players during a premiership match against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in this 19 November 2005 file

LONDON United Kingdom Newcastle manager Graeme Souness directs his players during a premiership match against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in this 19 November 2005 file

Tottenham ace Dele Alli spoke exclusively to Sky Sports regarding the recent controversy surrounding Harry Kane, after the 24-year-old claimed his side's second goal against Stoke City nine days ago, and advised his teammate to ignore his critics.

He remains determined to top the goal charts in a third successive campaign, but has sought assistance in that pursuit.

Kane now trails Liverpool's Mohamed Salah by five goals in the race for this season's Premier League Golden Boot, but it would have been six, had Spurs not lodged an appeal for their striker to be credited with their second goal against the Potters.

The England worldwide has faced criticism on the back of his appeal - with Salah among those to have questioned the ruling - but club colleague Alli has said of the issue: "Harry is an unbelievable striker".

"Everyone is different, I don't know how H is going to take it, but I think it gives some people a chance to put him down".

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"He's a striker and every striker wants goals, so he has just got to ignore the criticism and focus on himself which I am sure he will do".

"Playing with him every day in training I can see how hard he works. If it was me and I touched the ball, I would try and claim it as well".

Kane is five behind Salah, who struck his 30th Premier League goal in Liverpool 3-0 win against Bournemouth at the weekend.

"I wouldn't put it past him to beat Salah to the Golden Boot". A year ago against (Romelu) Lukaku it was a tough competition and he finished the season really strongly with the amount of goals he scored.

The no 10 has won the Golden Boot race in the last two seasons, it will be shocking if he managed to triumph again especially with Salah's current form.