Pochettino pays tribute to Tottenham star following Everton match

Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has hailed Harry Kane after the striker netted his 100th and 101st goals for Spurs in Saturday’s 3-0 win at Everton.

Kane once again failed to net in the opening month of the season as the August curse continued, but the England international hit a brace at Goodison Park as Spurs bounced back from the home draw to Burnley before the international break.

The 24-year-old has now scored 101 goals in just 169 appearances for Tottenham, and Pochettino was quick to praise the forward following a two-goal showing on Merseyside.

Pochettino told Tottenham’s official website:

“Harry is fantastic, one of the best strikers in the world, no doubt about that. I congratulate him because he deserves it. He’s not only a great striker but he’s a great man as well and I’m very proud to work with him.”

Kane has been at Tottenham since 2004, but he spent time on loan at Leyton Orient, Millwall, Norwich City and Leicester City before making the breakthrough at Spurs.

The centre-forward has also netted 10 times in 21 appearances for England, and is the favourite to captain the Three Lions at the 2018 World Cup in Russia next summer.