Harry Kane

Mauricio Pochettino urges Harry Kane to worry less about scoring goals

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has urged Harry Kane to worry less about scoring goals.

The Argentine coach claims the striker is “obsessed with scoring” which sometimes limits him.

Recently, the 25-year-old has undergone a dry spell in front of goal, for his standards, and Pochettino has urged him to remain calm.

Pochettino on Kane: “He is a killer, an assassin, a killer”

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LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 06: Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates with team mates Erik Lamela, Dele Alli, Davinson Sanchez and Kieran Trippier after scoring his team’s second goal during the Group B match of the UEFA Champions League between Tottenham Hotspur and PSV at Wembley Stadium on November 6, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

A brace on Tuesday against PSV Eindhoven saw Kane draw level with Jermain Defoe as Spurs’ all-time leading European goal scorer.

Kane has now scored 150 goals for the club.

Pochettino has spoken about the striker’s sheer determination to score goals.

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The 46-year-old has labelled Kane as “an assassin” and explained how hard he works during training.

Pochettino said:

“He is a killer, an assassin, a killer.

“He always in practice in everything he wants to kill the goalkeeper, everything.

“He wants to score, he is so determined to score goals.”

However, Pochettino admitted that sometimes Kane can be hindered by his goal-scoring mentality.

The manager has backed the player to learn not to worry as he continues to mature.

He added:

“That is why sometimes when he doesn’t score he is so obsessed with scoring, that sometimes it is against him because sometimes you need more freedom, not to be obsessed.

“But he is going to learn because I think he is now starting to be really mature because he is still young.

“I am not surprised because he is so determined and in training you need to stop him training because he always wants to train, to improve and it is amazing.”

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