Mauricio Pochettino gushes over 'best striker in the world' Harry Kane after Spurs star's double downs West Ham

Kane scored Spurs’ first two in their 3-2 win over West Ham United at the London Stadium, marking what great form he is in after a sparse August

Harry Kane continued his stunning form in London derbies with another two goals
Harry Kane continued his stunning form in London derbies with another two goals

Mauricio Pochettino professed his love for Harry Kane, declaring him the “best striker in the world”, after the England international netted his fifth and sixth goals in the last four games for Tottenham today.

Kane scored Spurs’ first two in their 3-2 win over West Ham United at the London Stadium, marking what great form he is in after a sparse August. Pochettino was asked in his post-match press conference whether Kane was the best striker in the country and replied that he could be judged as even better than that.

"No, not only in England but in the world," said a delighted Pochettino. "For me he's the best striker in the world. I'm in love with him as the fans are.”

Pochettino and Kane are both heroes of the Spurs support and Pochettino admitted he feels the same way about the 24-year-old striker. “He is great, he is fantastic, it is difficult to find different words,” he beamed.

“He is a great striker, his mentality is fantastic, he is so humble. I think, yes, I am in love with him. You can feel that.”

Pochettino was pleased with how his team “suffered” in the second half as they held off the West Ham fightback. "We played well and fought," he said.

"Sometimes it is good to suffer a little bit as it means you are alive. We deserved to win the game. We held on, this means more than three points as they played for their pride and for the fans.”

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