Harry Kane: This is what Mauricio Pochettino is like in the Tottenham dressing room
Harry Kane reveals what it's like playing for Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham
Harry Kane has revealed that Mauricio Pochettino is a “respectful” manager but says that the Tottenham boss also has a ruthless streak.
The Argentine coach has earned plenty of praise since taking over at White Hart Lane and has helped Spurs challenge for the Premier League title in recent seasons.
Spurs ended up in third place in the Premier League table last season despite being Leicester City’s closest challengers for much of the campaign.
Tottenham have been in good form once again this term, with the Lilywhites currently second in the table and nine points behind leaders Chelsea.
Kane has been one of the Premier League’s top performers in recent seasons, and the striker has lifted the lid on what it is like playing for Pochettino on a day-to-day basis.
Speaking in an interview with ESPN FC, Kane said: “A lot of the time he’s calm, but he’s very passionate. If he feels the problem isn’t the game but is about our attitude, he’ll tell us we need to work harder or play harder.
“He’s emotional. And that’s what we want – we all feel the same. We all want to win, we’ve all got the same goal.
“He’s got two sides to him. He’s very respectful – if you respect him, he’ll show you respect back. If you work hard for him, he’ll give you his time. But he’s ruthless if you cross him. If you don’t want to work for him and you don’t want to be a team player, you won’t be part of the team.
Tottenham are currently gearing up for their crunch clash against Liverpool this weekend.