Mourinho claims this Spurs man is best he has ever coached in his position

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Jose Mourinho
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Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane was on fire this evening against Leicester City in the Premier League as the Lilywhites continue to chase European football.

Kane put Heung-min Son in behind with a delightful ball with the outside of his boot in the early minutes, with the South Korean finishing via a hefty deflection.

However, there was no hint of an own goal in the next two Spurs strikes as Harry Kane claimed a first-half double against the Foxes.

First sweeping home a left-footed shot into the far corner in the box, Kane followed up with an even better right-footed curler from a tight angle.

Despite having coached some of the best in the business, Jose Mourinho claimed after the final whistle that Kane is second to none in terms of the strikers he has worked with.

That list of forwards includes Didier Drogba, Diego Milito, Karim Benzema, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Romelu Lukaku, and many more.

Mourinho said (Sky Sports via Football Daily): “Almost in every club, I have had some of the best and Harry is second to none. Tottenham is so lucky to have him.”

In his post-match press conference, the Spurs boss added (Football London): “I think everyone thinks he’s a fantastic player and Tottenham is so lucky to have him because he’s the player, the person and the Tottenham boy. All this together makes him really a special player for us that probably wouldn’t be so special playing for another team. He’s really special for us, he’s really special for Tottenham.

“Of course, we want him to be happy and for him to be happy he wants victories, score goals, and I’m so happy after an incredibly difficult injury he’s coming in the direction where he’s going to end the season perfect. Hopefully the beginning of next season he will be even better.

“He’s doing incredible effort since day one, since injury day. Even without the sad situation of coronavirus he was preparing himself to be back as soon as possible to play the last four, five, six matches of the season. He was doing an incredible effort, working so much for that.

“Then the lockdown was hard because with so many rules in relation to visits, in relation to medical departments, the training ground closed, the medical people forbidden to have direct contact with players was really a period that I think break a little bit his evolution.

“When training ground opened I think everything changed for him. Incredible work in the club, always do some work privately at home. He’s a guy that lives for family, for football and for a little bit of goals. Amazing professional.”

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