Tottenham boss lavishes praise on star striker after brace in 3-0 win

Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has lavished praise on star striker Harry Kane, who scored a brace in their 3-0 victory over Bournemouth on Sunday, according to reports from the Daily Mail.

Spurs knew that nothing but a victory was enough when they hosted the Cherries at White Hart Lane, with Leicester City eight points ahead of them on the table prior to kick-off.

However, inside the first minute, Kane got on the score-sheet before adding a second just 15 minutes later, and he helped see out the tie by having a shot in the second half saved but rebounded in by team-mate Christian Eriksen.

And Pochettino had nothing but praise for the England international, who he believes is one of the world’s best centre forwards after another fantastic display.

“Harry is one of the best,” said Pochettino. “I’ve told you before. He’s one of the best strikers of a ball and his performance was fantastic today. It was a really good game for him.

“It’s maybe difficult to say he’s the best, but he’s one of the best.”

The Argentine went on to add that it will be tough trying to catch Leicester, but they will not give up despite being five points behind.

“It’s true they have a good advantage, but we need to fight and believe,” he continued.

“We have to keep our standards up and go into the next game looking to perform like this again.

“This season we’ve played a lot of good games and today was complete. It helped us to score early. We managed the game and had control after that. We did very well.

“When you come through a very busy period, playing a lot of games as we have over the last few weeks, you can feel very proud.

“The way we played showed maturity and energy — fantastic.”