Kane ‘one of world’s best’ — says Spurs boss

The Borneo Post (Sabah) - - SPORT -

LON­DON: Harry Kane is al­ready one of the world’s best strik­ers and does not need to win heaps of tro­phies to prove it, Tot­ten­ham man­ager Mauri­cio Po­chet­tino said Fri­day.

Kane con­tin­ued his rich vein of form on Wed­nes­day by scor­ing twice against Borus­sia Dort­mund in the Cham­pi­ons League, tak­ing his tally to six goals in four matches for both club and coun­try.

But while his record puts him in the same bracket as some of the world’s dead­li­est fin­ish­ers, the clos­est Kane has come to lift­ing a ma­jor tro­phy was a League Cup run­ners-up medal in 2015.

For­mer Manch­ester United and Ever­ton mid­fielder Phil Neville told BBC ra­dio this week that Kane may have to leave Tot­ten­ham to be rated a “world-class player”, but Po­chet­tino dis­agrees.

“It’s two dif­fer­ent things,” Po­chet­tino said. “If you see dif­fer­ent play­ers and big play­ers, it de­pends on the team, on the pos­si­bil­ity of play­ing in dif­fer­ent leagues and coun­tries.

“There are many fac­tors. It is no doubt Harry Kane is one of the best strik­ers. He does not need ti­tles to show he is one of the best strik­ers.

“It is true all play­ers try to score, to win and of course to win ti­tles, that is the aim of ev­ery­one, but for me so far Harry Kane is show­ing he is one of the best strik­ers in the world.”

Kane al­ready has 80 Premier League goals in 120 ap­pear­ances and he will be look­ing to ex­tend that to­tal on Satur­day when Spurs host Swansea at Wem­b­ley.

Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur’s English striker Harry Kane cel­e­brates scor­ing his fourth goal, their sixth, dur­ing the English Premier League foot­ball match be­tween Le­ices­ter City and Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur at King Power Sta­dium in Le­ices­ter, cen­tral Eng­land. - AFP photo

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