Mauricio Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino on Harry Kane: “I’m in love with him!”

Mauricio Pochettino has expressed his love for his star striker Harry Kane, following his brace in Spurs’ 3-2 away win over West Ham United this afternoon.

On fire

Harry Kane is undeniably the best striker in the Premier League.

Lukaku, Ibrahimovic, Aguero, Jesus or Morata, they are all inferior, the stats say so…

Harry Kane isn’t even bothering mixing it with the Premier League’s big boys, having taken consecutive Golden Boots, he’s after the world’s best.

In all competitions, Harry Kane has scored 31 goals in 29 appearances. Cristiano Ronaldo? 29 goals in 31 games.

Meanwhile, Lionel Messi is the only player in Europe’s top five leagues to have scored more league goals in 2017 than Kane.

Fair to say that he is in pretty esteemed company!

Kane was recently named as a nominee for the FIFA FIFPro World 11 for 2017.

Prem stats

In terms of Premier League history, only Alan Shearer took fewer games than Kane to reach 82 goals.

Being an academy product, he understands the magnitude of London derbies to the fans and his goals scoring ratio shows just that.

No player has a better minutes-per-goal ratio in Premier League London derbies than the frontman, who has scored a goal every 112.6 minutes, 21 goals in all.

Pochettino on Kane

First of all, Mauricio back of the line… I’m first.

Harry Kane has been quite sensational since the start of September and is one of the most feared men in the league right now.

Tottenham fans love him, not only for his goals but because he is ‘one of their own’ – it is a special relationship.

But not only have the fans expressed their love, manager MauricioPochettino has also expressed his endearment for the 24-year-old:

“No, not only in England but in the world.

For me he’s the best striker in the world. 

He’s great. He’s fantastic. It’s difficult to find different words (to describe him).

He’s a great striker. His mentality is fantastic. He’s so humble. I think yes, I am in love with him. You can feel that.”