Tuesday 10 December 2019

Kane reveals farewell visit to Pochettino

Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane. Photo: Tony O'Brien/ Action Images via Reuters
Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane. Photo: Tony O'Brien/ Action Images via Reuters

Matt Law

Harry Kane spent two hours at Mauricio Pochettino's house on the day after his Tottenham Hotspur sacking, but is now aiming to build a trophy-winning bond with new head coach Jose Mourinho.

Pochettino left his team a farewell message at the club's Enfield training centre after being dismissed last Tuesday night, but a number of players, including Kane and Eric Dier, made sure they said a personal goodbye the following day.

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Kane was on target to help Tottenham to a first win under Mourinho and a first victory away from home in the Premier League since January with a 3-2 success over West Ham United.

Kane admitted he was shocked to find out Pochettino had been dismissed and could not allow the man who had such a big influence on his career leave without thanking him. "I've been to see him," said Kane. "I went around his house and caught up with him the next day. It was a shock for everyone, so I wanted to see him and we had a chat for a couple of hours. It was nice to do that before the new manager came in."

Dier added: "It was important for everyone to be able to go to see him. I spoke with him and it was good to be able to do that. I don't know how long I was with him, I didn't look at my watch, but it wasn't very long."

While Kane has witnessed managerial change at Tottenham before, he admitted the past week had been a new experience after enjoying a close relationship with Pochettino.

"It's been a week I've never really had before," said Kane. "A big shock on Tuesday night for everyone. Then it was a quick turnaround and all of a sudden we got a new manager, one of the best managers there has been in the game. So you have to automatically turn your head towards that."

Kane described Mourinho's arrival as a "fresh slate" for Tottenham's players . (© Daily Telegraph, London)

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