Pochettino never doubts 'special' Kane despite recent goal drought

Comments()
The manager praised his players' attitude after their victory at the Amex Stadium and said he was happy for Erik Lamela to get on the score sheet.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino insisted he never doubts Harry Kane, labelling the forward a "special player".

Kane had gone five matches without a goal for club and country before opening the scoring from the penalty spot in Spurs' 2-1 win over Brighton on Saturday.

The England international, who has been prolific in recent seasons and won the Golden Boot at the World Cup with six strikes, took his tally to three this campaign.

Speaking after his team ended a three-match losing run, Pochettino said he never questioned the 25-year-old's ability.

"Always for me Harry is one of the best. He is one of best players in our team. I don't have doubt," he told reporters at a news conference.

"It's always a guarantee to have him on the pitch, because he's a special player.

"For me he's a great player, not because he scored. When he didn't score in the past it was the same."

Erik Lamela came off the bench and scored for the second straight Premier League game, before Tottenham conceded late as Anthony Knockaert struck.

Pochettino was happy for the Argentina international, saying: "I hope that he feels well and can add his quality every time that we demand his quality.

"I am happy for him because it was a great goal. He finished an action that was fantastic from the team and that's why I am so happy."

The Spurs boss also praised his players' character as the North London team bounced back from consequtive defeats against Liverpool and Inter Milan. 

"I am so happy with the attitude, spirit. I think that pleases me the most," he continued.

Article continues below

"We know very well that we have a great quality, great players that can play amazing football. In some periods we played so well, I think we dominated the game. We deserved, in the end, the victory."

Spurs are fifth in the Premier League, six points behind leaders Liverpool.

 

Next article:
D.C. United earns playoff spot, Supporters' Shield still up for grabs
Next article:
Kaizer Chiefs coach Giovanni Solinas: Real Madrid or Barcelona would struggle without six key players
Next article:
Inter 1 AC Milan 0: Icardi settles derby with dramatic late winner
Next article:
Fascinating outcome for Ghana and Nigeria in 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations draw
Next article:
Barkley can reach the potential he showed at Everton, says Carragher
Close