Mauricio Pochettino expects Harry Kane to ensure he needs more superlatives | Paul Doyle


The Tottenham manager saw his in-form forward help to dismantle Huddersfield but believes the best is to come because ‘players will get mature when 26, 27’

On top of everything else Harry Kane is giving Mauricio Pochettino regular English language workouts. The Argentinian said after watching the striker score another two goals in Tottenham Hotspur’s authoritative 4-0 win at Huddersfield Town that it is a welcome challenge to keep finding new words to describe Kane’s excellence. The manager, in turn, intends to keep challenging Kane – because he says the player who is aiming to win the Premier League’s golden boot award for a third consecutive season has plenty of improving to do.

“The moment you stop to work, you start to go down,” Pochettino says. “Now it is our job to try keep pushing, working. He is only 24 and for me players will get mature when you are 26, 27 – that is your best. Now I think he is about to keep going, keep pushing to improve and to learn. With more experience, he will be much, much better.”

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