Wednesday 21 February 2018

Mauricio Pochettino gushes over 'best striker in the world' Harry Kane after his double downs West Ham

Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur and Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur speak during the Premier League match between Hull City and Tottenham Hotspur at the KC Stadium on May 21, 2017 in Hull, England. (Photo by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images)
Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur and Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur speak during the Premier League match between Hull City and Tottenham Hotspur at the KC Stadium on May 21, 2017 in Hull, England. (Photo by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images)

Jack Pitt-Brooke

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.”

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