Harry Kane has emerged as the current leading goal scorer in the current 2016/2017 Premier League season after hitting 4 in a 6 goal to 1 rout of Leicester City at the King Power Stadium. The English man has now taken over Romelu Lukaku’s first position having scored 26 goals, 2 more than former goals chart leader, Lukaku.
Tottenham Boss, Mauricio Pochettino has come out to laud his star striker, describing him as a unique player. This was directed to Kane who scored 4 goals in a game for the first time in his career with a second-half hat-trick in the process. Tottenham face a relegated Hull City at the KC Stadium in their last game of the season and Pochettino hopes Kane will be able to consolidate on his goal run.
Pochettino said: “I think the most important thing is that he is more mature, a more experienced player. Then he’s so professional. I think he’s a striker that it is difficult to find another striker in the world like him,”
“I hope yes he will have another opportunity against Hull to score more. I hope that he can win.”
He further recalled that the player had missed 11 weeks of the season due to two ankle ligament injuries with sidelined him, and was also keen to commend other players including Son Heung-Min who grabbed a brace in the game.
“Be fair, when he was injured many other players scored goals like Son, Dele Alli or Christian Eriksen. I think it’s true. Harry Kane is our main striker and he is one of the best in the world. To be fair to him and the whole team, it’s a very good collective effort during the whole season and we are so proud of Harry and he was so fantastic today, scoring four goals.”
“I think Son deserves a lot of credit about his goals and the performance of the team, he was one of the key players in this season, like Harry, Dele and like in other situations Christian Eriksen too.”
“He’s still young and can improve. This is only second season in the Premier League. We are so happy. He can improve next season again.”
Although Spurs had nothing significant to play for, Pochettino insisted that the performance and win were also not due to a motivation for revenge against Leicester who beat them to the title last year.
“No, last season was last season. We were playing for us, trying to finish in a very good way. It’s not related to last season,” Pochettino said.
“I think it was fantastic. Our attitude, our internal motivation was good. We were talking a lot from last season about how we finished you remember so badly the season and all together we spoke a lot to try to change that view and that feeling and finish in the best way. I think it’s fantastic.”