Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates after scoring his sides fifth goal during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton at Wembley Stadium on December 26, 2017 in London, England.
And his second goal of the day took him past Lionel Messi to become Europe's top scorer in 2017 - the first player to do so since 2009 that wasn't Messi or the Argentine's eternal rival, Cristiano Ronaldo.
"I said to the lads before the game to try and set me up and they all did that", Kane added, "so I'll have to take them out to dinner or something".
He wrote on Twitter: "You've had a magnificent 2017 Harry Kane".
If that is to happen, Kane will have to continue his goalscoring feats and you wouldn't bet against that occurring in the New Year!
"When I was at the FA many years ago, Kane was one of the young players coming through".
His manager Mauricio Pochettino believes he cannot only reach that goal but has the capacity to get even better in the coming years. Kane scored his 37th goal against Southampton in the 22nd minute with a simplest of headers from Christian Eriksen's delivery.
In the 39th minute, Kane finished off a brilliant piece of play from Dele Alli and Son Heung-min.
Substitute Dusan Tadic got another consolation goal for the visitors, who are 13th on 19 points and only three clear of the relegation zone. Maybe if I get to 200 and I've still got a few more years left then I'll start thinking about it.
In other games, Chelsea recorded a 2-0 win over Brighton at Stamford Bridge, Manchester United were forced to come from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Burnley at Old Trafford and Watford beat Leicester 2-1. "I'm anxious when you don't create chances though", he said. He now has eight hat-tricks in total over the 12-month period. "To get compared to those players - the Messis and Shearers - is what it is all about; to get another hat-trick is a great way to end the year. But most importantly for me it's the wins that matter and Southampton's going to be another tough game".