Mauricio Pochettino makes bold claim about Tottenham striker Harry Kane

The Tottenham Hotspur manager hails Harry Kane as one of the world's best strikers

Mauricio Pochettino has hailed Harry Kane as one of the best strikers in the world after Tottenham Hotspur’s 3-2 win against West Ham United on Saturday evening.

The England international started his first game at White Hart Lane since September when Kane suffered a serious ankle injury after scoring the winner against Sunderland.

The 24-year-old centre-forward netted twice in the final minutes of Saturday evening’s clash to secure a 3-2 comeback win against the Hammers in the London derby.

Kane has now scored five times and has made one assist in seven Premier League appearances in the 2016-17 season.

Speaking to BBC Sport after Tottenham’s memorable five-goal thriller against their London rivals on Saturday evening, Pochettino spoke in glowing terms about his talismanic striker.

“Harry Kane is always very important, he is our main striker.

“You miss that type of player when he does not play for 10 or 11 games.

“He is one of the best strikers in the world.”

Kane finished as the Premier League’s leading goal-scorer last season after a return of 25 goals in 37 top-flight games.

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Tottenham are in fifth place in the Premier League table and three points adrift of leaders Liverpool after 12 games.

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