Clive Allen has a agency grip on his place in Tottenham’s historical past books, however admits Harry Kane is making him nervous about shedding it.
Allen bagged a club-record 49 objectives in simply 54 matches in the course of the 1986/87 season for Spurs, an achievement that’s but to be topped.
Kane seems to be the likeliest to interrupt that and has already gone shut when he plundered 41 objectives in 2017/18 and Allen reckons the England captain, who has scored seven objectives in 10 video games thus far this season, would be the solely man to take the report off him.
“He has gone close. The way he has improved himself since coming in as a 16-year-old has been phenomenal,” Allen advised the PA information company.
“He has at all times had that skill to attain objectives and he has improved his all-round recreation.
“The way in which he conducts himself now, he has been unbelievable with how he has been this week.
“If anybody can do it, Harry can and if he does I would be the first one to shake his hand.
“I would like to maintain that record, and it will be an incredible feat if anyone does it, so good luck to him. He has already threatened to do it a couple of times.”
Allen scored 33 occasions within the league, with three hat-tricks, whereas additionally firing David Pleat’s aspect to the FA Cup ultimate and League Cup semi-final.
He opens up about that phenomenal season in his autobiography ‘Up Front’ and divulges how excelling at Spurs was his future.
“I was born two weeks after they did the double and my dad (Les Allen) was in that side,” he added.
“It was at all times my future to at some point play for Tottenham, which clearly occurred.
“I had the very best years of my profession there.
“It has been such an enormous a part of my life, listening to my dad discuss in regards to the double, proper the best way by way of to the final day at White Hart Lane, it has had a big effect.
“You dream about breaking the record and hope that something like that could happen, but I never imagined it would.”

Allen, who was famously offered by Arsenal 63 days after they paid £1.25million for him, can take a small piece of credit score for serving to cement Spurs’ place among the many elite of English soccer.
He was a part of the teaching set-up between 2004 and 2013, working below Martin Jol, Juande Ramos and Harry Redknapp, because the north Londoners established themselves as Premier League prime six regulars.
“The club has moved forward in a massive way,” Allen mentioned. “Having been involved in it to a small degree, having a part in it. It is nice to know that I played sort of a part.”
That development led them to the Champions League ultimate final season, however they’ve endured a troublesome begin to the present marketing campaign.
A horror 10 days, the place they had been knocked out of the Carabao Cup by League Two Colchester, hammered 7-2 by Bayern Munich and humbled 3-Zero at Brighton, has led to uncertainty over the place of boss Mauricio Pochettino.
There have been calls to sack the Argentinian, however Allen, who is aware of chairman Daniel Levy effectively, is aware of that isn’t going to occur.
“I don’t think he will get sacked, when you look at the way he has worked and the way he has developed the squad in terms of Champions League qualification, being competitive at the top end of the Premier League,” Allen mentioned.
“Daniel has delivered in an enormous manner when it comes to all the things that’s in place now, the very best stadium on the earth and the coaching advanced, his relationship with the supervisor is an effective one.
“That has shown, Mauricio has been there five years and I don’t see that changing any time soon.”


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