Harry Kane has revealed that he has developed a very good rapport with Jose Mourinho during the eight months which the Portuguese coach has been at Tottenham.
The North London giants are seemingly adapting to a different style of play under Mourinho, compared to how they set under Mauricio Pochettino.
There were certainly signs in their recent victories over Arsenal and Newcastle that Tottenham’s players, particularly the forwards, are getting more accustomed to playing on the counter-attack.
Ben Davies previously revealed that Spurs are much more tactical in how they prepare for each game under Mourinho than they were under Pochettino (talkSPORT), and Kane agrees that the Tottenham head coach is quite different from his predecessor.
“Obviously we’ve had a long period where I was out injured doing rehab, having to watch the team from the sidelines and we’ve had a long time to get to know each other with Covid-19.
“We’ve built up a good relationship and we talk very often.
“He wants to win, he’s here to win. Obviously there are no trophies to play for this season but next season that’s his aim. Everything is about winning and he’s made that clear.”
Kane, who netted his 200th and 201st club goals against the Magpies (transfermarkt), admitted that he is keen to learn from Mourinho and that the Spurs head coach is looking forward to having a fresh start next season.
The England captain added: “There have been times where we haven’t played well but we’ve won the game and at the end of the day three points is the most important thing.
“I think he’s looking forward, going into next season, having a bit more time to work with the boys in pre-season and getting to know them more.
“He’s great to work under and it’s another opportunity for me to learn off one of the best managers in the world, so I’m taking it all in and learning as fast as I can.”
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One of the reasons I am convinced Kane is not thinking about leaving is because of the fact that we have Mourinho in charge. The Spurs boss would have got the players on his side and internally got the squad believing that they can win major honours next season, although he might not admit it publicly and put pressure on himself and the team.
However, if we do not show any signs of improvement next season and look like we will struggle again to finish in the top four, then we might be under serious threat of losing the likes of Kane or Son next summer.
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