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‘Kane Is Tottenham’s Messi’ – Pochettino Compares Striker’s Value To That Of Barcelona Superstar

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Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino heaped praise on Harry Kane and hailed him has Tottenham’s ‘Lionel Messi’, as the superstar striker is all set to return from injury.

The English striker has now recovered from an ankle injury and will now feature in their Premier League clash with Watford on Saturday.

Kane has impressed his boss and the fans by holding on to his form and has played a pivotal role in anchoring the Spurs attack for the last two seasons. This term he already has 19 goals to his name as Pochettino’s side sits second in the League table – seven points behind current league leaders Chelsea.

And Pochettino believes that Harry Kane is as important to Tottenham as Lionel Messi is to La Liga giants Barcelona, stating that it would be crazy to undermine his importance in the squad after clinching three consecutive wins in the absence of the English striker.

Pochettino said: “I’m not doubting Harry Kane. If he plays from the beginning or not, I think there’s no doubt that Harry is one of our best players.”

“In Barcelona, Messi was injured for a month but Barcelona were still winning, and then when Messi’s available again, you don’t say ‘hmm, I don’t know”.

“Different names, I can’t tell you. But there’s no doubt Harry’s one of the best players that we have.”

“We’ll see whether he will start the game or be on the bench. But it’s good news that he’s ready. He feels good about his recovery.”

“It’s very good news for him and for us. He’s an important player for us, and for him to be available for us is great.”

“We are happy, he’s ready, maybe normally after one month out you need to feel the competition. But he’s a special player, he tries to push himself a lot.”

“We do need to decide tomorrow if he will be in the starting XI or on the bench. But the good news is he’s back. And he’s our main striker.”

“What Harry means for the team is a massive boost for us and it’s fantastic news.”

“He’s always desperate to play, he’s always pushing you to try to let him train, play, and score goals. His character is unbelievable.”

Anirban Das
Anirban Das's journey to Delhi via Kolkata involves football, music, curiosity (which one day can kill the cat) and food. Following global football opens up an infinite space within him in both the conscious and subconscious self, away from the din and bustle of the madding crowd. Supports Manchester United & Barcelona

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