Derby hero Kane can get even better - Pochettino

The England hopeful netted his 21st and 22nd goals of the season to turn defeat into victory for Tottenham against Arsenal on Saturday
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino believes Harry Kane can get even better after the striker scored twice to down Arsenal in the north London derby.

Mesut Ozil gave Arsene Wenger's side an early lead at White Hart Lane before the young Spurs star netted his 21st and 22nd goals of the season after the break to hand the hosts the bragging rights with a 2-1 victory that sees them leapfrog the Gunners in the table.

"I think Harry showed in this game he is a great player," Pochettino enthused to the press after Kane's excellent finishes secured the win.

"It was a great performance but my idea is he can still improve. We need to push him to develop because his potential is massive."

England manager Roy Hodgson was among those watching in north London and pressure is rapidly growing for Kane to be included in the next Three Lions squad.

"It's his decision," siad Pochettino of Hodgson. "It's true Harry is in a good moment and I congratulate him.

"Today he's the striker with the most goals in all competitions. If the manager thinks he's a player for the national team, I am happy."

"The players work very hard on the training ground. We demand a lot from them on the training ground but they deserve this," he continued when asked what the derby triumph means.

"I'm happy for everyone. I think this is special. We talk about the special game that the derby is and to win three points. We played with our brain but we showed passion and emotion as a team. This energy is important for me.

"I pick the players who deserve to play based on training. I don't look at names and ages. This is football, it's our philosophy. It's important for them to believe in us and that we move forward as a team and a club. We need to go step by step. To keep fighting and working hard.

"We need to keep the same level because we can [finish in the top four]. It's all in our mind. We know it's not easy but it's a challenge to keep everyone fit and fresh this month."