Strong Spurs character prone to odd tantrum – Pochettino

Date published: Monday 27th February 2017 8:52

Mauricio Pochettino says Harry Kane has his tantrums just like any other player after the Tottenham striker scored a hat-trick in Sunday’s 4-0 thrashing of Stoke.

Kane scored his second treble in a week, and third in nine matches, at White Hart Lane as Spurs moved up to second in the Premier League table.

Dele Alli added the fourth before half-time as Tottenham reduced the gap behind Chelsea to 10 points and pulled four clear of Liverpool in fifth.

Kane is the first Spurs player since Jimmy Greaves to score 20 goals in three consecutive seasons but it is also his attitude and work ethic that makes him so popular with the fans.

Pochetttino, however, insists there is a fiery side to the 23-year-old’s personality too.

“He has his character,” Pochettino said. “Sometimes Harry, he argues with me, sometimes he is upset with me, sometimes he is happy with me or with us.

“He has a strong character. His personality is what he shows on the pitch and the behaviour he showed today.”

Kane’s first against Stoke was his 100th career goal at club level and he is also on course to retain his Premier League Golden Boot award, sitting tied at the top of the charts with Alexis Sanchez on 17.

His record is all the more impressive given he missed seven weeks at the start of the season with an ankle injury and Pochettino believes his star striker is already writing his name into Spurs folklore.

“I think Harry has it all and the profile to be a legend here, if he has not already started to be a legend here with the goals he is scoring,” Pochettino said.

“With how he behaves, how professional he is, how like a man he is – he has the perfect profile to be a legend here at Tottenham.”

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