Harry Kane explains when Mauricio Pochettino can be ‘ruthless’

Harry Kane

Tottenham will be looking to cut the gap on Chelsea when they face Liverpool this weekend.

All the indications are that the Blues are unstoppable, but three points on Merseyside could prove huge for Spurs if they are to mount a late challenge for the title.

Mauricio Pochettino will be relying on Harry Kane to score at Anfield just as he did last season, but they’ll be hoping to better the 1-1 result they managed on that occasion.

And Kane has given an indication as to just how Pochettino has been leading the team through another tough campaign.

Speaking at a Lucozade Sport Made to Move campaign, the striker told ESPN FC:

“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.”


It was Pochettino who handed Kane his first real opportunity to establish himself, and he’s more than repaid the favour with 63 league goals for the club.

Meanwhile, the very few players who have made the mistake of crossing Pochettino – Andros Townsend famously being one example – are no longer at White Hart Lane.

It certainly explains the team spirit and cohesion with which the Lilywhites play, and that could be key as they look to at least finish as the best of the rest.

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