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