Pochettino hopes Kane will be Tottenham’s Totti

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Dom Le Roy

An article by FourFourTwo says Mauricio Pochettino hopes Harry Kane’s ties to Tottenham will keep him at the club for a long time, comparing the England striker to Roma great Francesco Totti.

It says that Kane is hoping to shake off a bout of illness and feature for tonight at Swansea City, following a prolific 2017, in which he broke Alan Shearer’s record for the most Premier League goals in a calendar year and outscored Barcelona and Argentina superstar Lionel Messi for club and country over the 12-month period.

The article adds that a Champions League last-16 tie against Juventus awaits next month, casting the 24-year-old’s further in the eyes of Europe’s heavyweight clubs.

However Pochettino cited one of Italy’s most famous one-club men and his commonalities with north Londoner Kane.

“Harry’s most important gift is his desire to improve,” he said.
“Even his ties with Tottenham are important. He reminds me of Totti with Roma.”

Pochettino rates Kane alongside Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero and next months opponent Gonzalo Higuain but he also had special praise for, Paulo Dybala, another Argentine in Juventus colours:”[Gonzalo] Higuain, [Sergio] Aguero and Kane are among the best in the role,” he observed.

And as for Paulo Dybala, who marked his return to the starting line-up with a match-winning brace in the 3-1 victory at Verona.

“From what I’ve seen so far, he’s an attacker with enormous potential but I share the sense of Allegri’s words,” Pochettino added.I work with young people and I know that we must be careful. Newspaper headlines, sudden notoriety and important comparisons can lead to confusion.”

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