Pochettino: 'Massive' gap exists between Tottenham's Kane and these stars

By Russell Edge

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has insisted that Harry Kane should not be compared to the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi despite his impressive form.

The England striker continued his incredible goal scoring streak this season with a pair of goals against Huddersfield on Saturday in a 4-0 win.

The brace means that the 24-year-old has netted 11 times in nine appearances across for the club, and seven goals in his last three games.

His boss admits that it is difficult to find anything else to say about the England international when he is performing so well week in, week out, praising the forward for his work ethic after Saturday’s victory.

However the Argentinian manager was quick to distance any comparison between Kane and world stars Ronaldo and Messi, insisting that the Tottenham man still has a lot to learn in football.

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He told goal.com: “He’s fantastic. He’s great in front of the goal. When we don’t have the ball he is the first available to run, to fight, to work hard for the team.

“That mentality is fantastic and makes him one of the best strikers in the world. He’s a very good example for everyone, a very good example for football.

“I don’t want to compare. I think Cristiano is a different level, like Messi. Harry is still so young but he is showing he is fantastic. The gap to improve is massive for him.”

While Tottenham have a two week break before their next fixture against Bournemouth, Kane will be on England duty hoping to help the Three Lions secure their place at next year’s World Cup in Russia.

Kane and his international team mates will face up against Slovenia and Lithuania knowing that victory in just one of those will see Gareth Southgate’s side book their place at the finals.

In other Tottenham news, David Wagner made a surprise statement about Spurs’ victory.

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