Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has expressed satisfaction with Harry Kane amidst suggestions across the striker was exhausted.
Speaking at a news conference ahead their Premier League clash with Liverpool on Saturday, The Argentine said:
“I respect all opinions and in football everyone has their opinions,” he said. “It’s our fifth season at Tottenham and if someone knows him really well I think we do.
“That doesn’t show that we are arrogant and show that we don’t accept the opinions of different people. Only that we know Harry Kane very well from the years we work with him.
“We know that it’s not a situation that worries us. It’s a situation that is under control. We take the decision and we try to take the best decision for the player and of course the team.”
“The most [important] thing here is the confidence and trust we have in him,” Pochettino said.
“There’s no doubt that he’s one of the best strikers or players in England and in Europe. It’s only [a matter of] time to score goals and to show his real quality.
“But, of course, for me I’m not disappointed with him. Harry’s so big a player everyone expects him, in every single action, to do something different.
“That’s why the expectations and perspective are completely different to another player.”
Kane scored 30 Premier League last season before winning the Golden Boot at the World Cup but has struggled in recent times for both club and country.