Mauricio Pochettino gushes over 'best striker in the world' Harry Kane after Spurs star's double downs West Ham
Kane scored Spurs’ first two in their 3-2 win over West Ham United at the London Stadium, marking what great form he is in after a sparse August. Pochettino was asked in his post-match press conference whether Kane was the best striker in the country and replied that he could be judged as even better than that.
"No, not only in England but in the world," said a delighted Pochettino. "For me he's the best striker in the world. I'm in love with him as the fans are.”
Pochettino and Kane are both heroes of the Spurs support and Pochettino admitted he feels the same way about the 24-year-old striker. “He is great, he is fantastic, it is difficult to find different words,” he beamed.
“He is a great striker, his mentality is fantastic, he is so humble. I think, yes, I am in love with him. You can feel that.”
Pochettino was pleased with how his team “suffered” in the second half as they held off the West Ham fightback. "We played well and fought," he said.
"Sometimes it is good to suffer a little bit as it means you are alive. We deserved to win the game. We held on, this means more than three points as they played for their pride and for the fans.”
A decision on whether Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba will need surgery to resolve his ongoing hamstring injuries has yet to be made, with the medical expert who is overseeing his recovery hinting he could recover without going under the knife.