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Sunday, 16 April 2017

Harry Kane, the 3 season wonder





Pochettino on Kane: "He's one of our best players and it's important that he's fit and hungry to score goals. It's massive for us"

Before today Harry Kane had scored 5 of Spurs' 8 Premier League goals against Bournemouth (63%). After today he has scored 6 of our 12 goals against them (50%).

20 Premier League goals (3rd season running)

Premier League: Luis Suarez (Liverpool): Games: 110 Starts: 107 Mins Played: 9563
Goals: 69
Mins Per Goal: 138.5

Harry Kane:
Games: 109 
Starts: 95 
Mins Played: 8573
Goals: 69
Mins Per Goal: 124.2

Too many fans see money, they think that if a club like Manchester United offers Kane big wages he'll be off, the same with Dele, Rose, Lloris and Walker.

Loyalty may not be something shown in football but if you look deeper you can understand why. Players want to improve themselves so if a club is not challenging fir titles then they will look to move to a club that is.

We were a stepping stone club for years and I was talking to a sensible United fan on Twitter who hadn't appreciated we were no longer a stepping stone club. he was still suggesting we sold Bale so therefore we will sell kane, Lloris etc.

With Bale we were still a stepping stone club and it was his boyhood dream to play for Real Madrid. It is what he had worked his whole life t achieve so we were never going to be able to stop it. For Harry Kane it is his dream to stay at Tottenham for his career and win trophies at the club.

Alan Shearer went to his beloved Neqcastle United abd stayed there despite not winning anything. We have a young team that is challenging, there is no reason for a youngster to go anywhere else. There is a real opportunity here and the United fan, although dearly wanting Pochettino, fully understood he would be mad to leave such a golden once in a lifetime opportunity, the opportunity he has at Spurs to build something special.

Four years ago when I wrote we needed to put a young squad together, put a system in place and grow as a club and as a team together under a coach that can improve players and not just put a team together, I had several emails from a guy insisting Jan Vertonghen was a terrible player and that young players would not stay at Tottenham.

To achieve success you have to have a vision, you have to plan how to put itin place and you MUST believe totally and utterly in what you are doing. Spurs have put that into practice. Daniel Levy tried it with Andre Villas-Boas, who showed he wasn't ready for it yet and then turned to Mauricio Pochettino.

Both were young so that if they proved successful then the opportunity for them to remain for a long time (a luxury managers don't get but want) was there. Itis the same with the players, they are not daft, they can see the club growing, they can see the club is on a journey, there is no reaon to go anywhere when they are enjoying their football in such a happy environment and they are being taught what it takes to achieve.

There is Wembley to play in, then there is a new stadium, it is an xciting time that those on the outside haven't yet grasped it seems. That perhaps helps us still fly under the radar a little as we are not taken totally seriously at title contenders or trophy contenders. A barrier we hope to beak with an FA Cup victory.


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