After Tottenham striker Harry Kane became the first Spurs player to hit 30 goals in a season since Gary Lineker, scoring late in a 3-1 win against Newcastle this weekend, manager Mauricio Pochettino was full of praise for the young forward, and believes he could be a great at the club, reports Sky Sports.
Kane has been enduring a mini goal drought in recent weeks for the Londoners, but popped up in the dying minutes against Newcastle to take his impressive tally to 30. He’s been outstanding for Tottenham after being given a chance to impress in the attack, and his fine form has culminated with appearances for England, and a PFA Player of the Year nominee.
This season, the 21-year-old has scored 20 goals in the Premier League in 23 starts, seven goals in nine Europa League matches, and three goals in six Capital One Cup outings. He’s had the likes of Roberto Soldado and Emmanuel Adebayor for competition in the Tottenham attack, but has performed well enough to keep them both on the bench.
While not at his best against Newcastle, Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino was still pleased with his contribution, and was full of praise as he hit his 30th of the season. He said: “He has big potential. He is young and this is his first full season in the first team. We need to push him to try to improve his level because he has the potential to improve. It’s a fantastic achievement and I congratulate him. He deserves this moment because he has worked a lot. It’s an historic thing.”
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