Pochettino reveals Harry Kane’s unhappiness

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Dom Le Roy

Mauricio Pochettino has revealed just how unhappy Harry Kane was after England were dumped out of this summer’s World Cup at the semi-final stage.

Kane reported back to Hotspur Way just two days after returning back from Russia to meet Pochettino and his assistant Jesus Perez.

The Spurs star wasted no time in meeting up with his manager and coaching staff to discuss the upcoming season.

Pochettino told Football.London, despite winning the golden boot Kane was still disappointed not to have scored more:

“He’s very disappointed about his World Cup. He won the Golden Boot but the first thing when he arrived Sunday to London, Tuesday he was at the training ground spending five hours with myself and Jesus [Perez],” said Pochettino.

“I congratulated him and he said ‘No gaffer I am really disappointed, I should have scored more goals!’ I said ‘But you won the Golden Boot.’ He said ‘yes but gaffer, I’m disappointed’.

“Scoring six goals and reaching the semi-finals was not enough. I love, love, love this energy and desire – that it’s not enough to be fourth in the World Cup or second or third in the Premier League.”

“I love it when a player thinks like this and wants to come in and spend time with us after the World Cup, when all the people praise him and he’s a big star, but Tuesday he was there sharing time with us. That is so very Harry,” Poch added.

Kane provided England fans with some moments of absolute euphoria with a late winner in the opening game against Tunisia and a penalty against Colombia.

The 25-year-old returned to full training yesterday along with the rest of our World Cup stars (6 August) and Spurs fans will be hoping he is fit to start on Saturday’s opener against Newcastle United at St James’ Park and can finally get the monkey off his back by scoring a Premier League goal in the month of August.

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