Pochettino backs “honest” Kane

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Dom Le Roy

Mauricio Pochettino has backed Harry Kane’s honesty in claiming his side’s second goal against Stoke.

After a brief injury sabbatical Kane is looking to add to his goal tally as he chases a third straight golden boot award. He has 25 league goals, four behind Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah in the race to finish as the league’s top scorer.

Much to the derision of opposition fans, particularly Liverpool, he was awarded the winning goal from last weekend’s 2-1 win over Stoke City following an appeal but Pochettino said such details did not matter to him as long as the club is winning.

“Of course after the game, Harry said, ‘I touched the ball with my right shoulder’. He told Christian (Erisken): said Pochettino
“Harry’s a very honest person, he’s not going to lie about this situation. But it’s not a big issue, not a big deal for the team.”

He added: “For me, I don’t care who scores the goals. I care about the three points but it was a club decision to appeal.”

We are in fourth place with 67 points, 10 points ahead of nearest challengers Chelsea, and we are course to bring Champions League soccer to our new stadium next season.

Pochettino insists his team can not afford to step off the gas yet and must look to secure three points against misfiring leaders Manchester City at Wembley on Saturday.

“In football, until you have achieved what you want, it is never over,” :Pochettino told his weekly news conference.
“I think we need to keep pushing, winning games, massive three points against Manchester City. There is still a lot of work to do until the end. You cannot underestimate clubs like Chelsea”

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