Mauricio Pochettino says a tweet sent from the FA Cup account mocking Harry Kane was “embarrassing”.
The tweet was posted after Manchester United’s 2-1 FA Cup semi-final victory last weekend. In it the message asked United and England defender Chris Smalling “What’s in your pocket?” and included a short clip of him replying: “Harry Kane.”
According to talkSPORT The Football Association apologised, and Pochettino said: “We need to protect our English players.”
The Argentine added: “We need to give them belief. We need to teach them, to educate, and this type of situation disappointed me a lot.For me, it was embarrassing. It was a shame because the FA is English football… and a potential captain like Harry Kane in the World Cup… I think was difficult to understand, very, very difficult.”
Harry has scored 37 goals in 44 games in all competitions for Spurs this season, he did struggle to make an impact against United at Wembley but denied returning too soon from a recent ankle injury.
The 24-year-old has been ridiculed in recent weeks after claiming a goal in the victory at Stoke,despite the Premier League duly confirming the ball had touched Kane on its way into the net and he was officially awarded the goal, however it did not stop the relentless ribbing which seem to cross the line with the FA tweet.