Harry Kane ‘one of the best in Europe’ insists Pochettino

Date published: Sunday 26th February 2017 4:03

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Mauricio Pochettino claims Harry Kane is “one of the best strikers in Europe” after his hat-trick fired Spurs to a 4-0 win over Stoke.

Kane bagged a first-half trio against the Potters, the first of which was the 100th club goal of his career.

He then teed up Dele Alli for the fourth just before the break as Spurs moved into second spot in the Premier League, 10 points behind leaders Chelsea.

Pochettino told Sky Sports 1: “It’s true that today (Kane) was fantastic, a hat-trick and a fantastic performance. He’s one of the best strikers in Europe and I’m very pleased for him because he deserves it.

“He has big potential to improve, he’s still very young. He works hard every day, he’s professional.”

Kane was pleased to bounce back following Tottenham’s midweek Europa League exit and is now targeting another century of goals.

“We wanted to come out and get back to winning ways,” Kane said. “Obviously Thursday was very disappointing for us but what a first half that was for us, that’s exactly what we needed so it was a good game.

“I just tried to get my shots off, a bit of luck with the third one but if you don’t shoot you don’t score.

“I got told before the game on Thursday that I was on 99 club goals and it was nice to get obviously the first and a couple more. Hopefully another hundred within the next few years.”

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