‘Legacy is about medals’ – Mourinho speaks on Harry Kane’s future

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Dom Le Roy

Jose Mourinho has claimed that Harry Kane has to win titles if he ever wants to be considered in the same bracket as greats such as Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Kane very much seemed to leave the door open to a potential exit from Spurs during his interview with Gary Neville last month.

The striker was also quite complimentary about Mourinho in the interview, admitting that he had a great relationship with the former Spurs boss.

One could argue that the Portuguese coach brought the best out of the 27-year-old, who was given the license to drop deep more regularly, enabling him to display his vision and passing range.

In the days following Mourinho’s departure from Spurs, it was rumoured that the 58-year-old had told Kane after his sacking that he needed to leave the club for the sake of his career.

The newly appointed Roma head coach has once again been talking about the striker in an interview with James Corden for The Sun.

Here is the relevant part of the transcript as published in the article:

Corden: Would you not (to the new Spurs manager) just say, “Try and keep Harry Kane?”

Mourinho: That’s obvious. He is one of the top strikers in the world.

Corden: Did you like working with Harry?

Mourinho: I did enjoy it very much. I love his partnership with Son.

Corden: Do you see the ambition in Harry that you have seen in Zlatan, in Ronaldo?

Mourinho: Yes but when I work with these guys they were winning titles. It is about legacy. Legacy is about medals. But who knows? In five weeks Harry could be a European champion.

Corden: I am sure you won’t answer this, but where do you think Harry Kane should play his football next year?

Mourinho: I think he has to play where he is happy. And I think he is happy in England. He is a very Premier League guy.

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