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Tottenham boss Pochettino: Kane as good as Batistuta

12 September 2017

"Maybe they have different characteristics but I think he is in that level, with Batistuta".

Speaking to The Daily Mail, Jamie Redknapp has joked that Tottenham Hotspur ace Harry Kane consciously decides never to score in August, to give striking rivals a head start. Look at the goals he scored the last years! And very strong mentality, very strong shot, great professional, I think yes, you can compare.

Mauricio Pochettino's side has also been drawn alongside Real Madrid and APOEL Nicosia in Group H, but Newcastle legend Shearer sees no reason as to why Spurs couldn't get out of their group and so by beating the likes of Madrid.

"Of course you can feel when you have in front of you a potential top player, and then it is always that we can give the tools, but then it is up to them", said Pochettino. Kane has some way to go to match Batistuta, who scored 184 goals in 318 matches in Serie A with Fiorentina and Roma, but 80 Premier League goals in just 105 starts suggests that it might not take him long.

The Germans face Tottenham at Wembley in the competition opener on Wednesday
The Germans face Tottenham at Wembley in the competition opener on Wednesday

"I look at the riches in the squads of the Manchester clubs and the strength in the first teams of Chelsea, Spurs and Liverpool and find no reasons why that should not be the case".

The rules for both the Champions League and Europa League state that competing teams must have a minimum of 8 locally-trained players in their squad, with the remaining 17 spots allocated to foreign players. "For me Harry Kane all that is happening he deserves himself, because he is the protagonist of his life, and he deserves all the prize".

Kane's 100-goal landmark was just one of several reasons to be cheerful for Tottenham, whose best performance of the season sets the stage for Wednesday's return to Wembley for a crucial Champions League group opener with Borussia Dortmund. The hugely dominant display at Everton, therefore, could not have been more timely. We have to prove that we are at that level.

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Tottenham boss Pochettino: Kane as good as Batistuta