Harry Kane is in a fine vein of scoring form but admits he faces his hardest task yet to retain his Premier League Golden Boot this season.
After winning the Golden Boot two seasons in a row, the Tottenham Hotspur striker is looking to emulate Alan Shearer (1995-97) and Thierry Henry (2004-06) as the only players to be the league's leading scorer in three consecutive campaigns.
Kane has struck six times in four league matches after a goalless August. But, despite such a run, he still trails Manchester United's Romelu Lukaku, who leads on seven goals, and is level with Sergio Aguero and Alvaro Morata.
Having pipped Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez to the Golden Boot in the final week of last season Kane envisages an even more difficult battle in 2017/18.
"The next season's always the toughest season, and especially as the strikers have all started well this year," he said after his two goals against Huddersfield Town on Saturday.
To maintain his challenge, Kane is hoping to carry his good form into October and beyond.
"As a striker sometimes you go through patches like this," Kane told Spurs' official website.
"I said even in August that sometimes it goes for you, sometimes it doesn't.
"September's been one of those months where everything's gone my way so I'm sad to see it end really!"