Date: 12th August 2017 at 5:48pm
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Mauricio Pochettino has joked that Harry Kane is tiring of being lavished with praise by his Tottenham boss.

Kane will register his 100th goal for the club if he scores in Sunday’s Premier League match at Newcastle, a milestone he will have reached in 166 games.

The England striker has yet to hit the target in August in the top flight but Pochettino believes he remains a special player.

“It’s a massive achievement. I think Harry is one of the best strikers in the world. It gets boring because I repeat it,” Pochettino said

“Harry finds it boring sometimes and says ‘please gaffer, move on because always you say the same thing’. He’s a fantastic professional. We hope that on Sunday he’ll score.”

Tottenham’s season opener will be played against a backdrop of Danny Rose’s criticism of the club’s pay structure and transfer strategy.

Rose apologised for his comments on Friday and Pochettino has sought to move on, forgiving the England full-back, but the club’s failure to sign a player this summer while letting Kyle Walker join Manchester City has raised doubts over their ability to compete for the title.

Pochettino, however, insists Tottenham will keep faith in their approach in the belief it will be rewarded.

“Always in my life I try to win. When I play with my son or my wife, I try to win. I am so competitive. We are so competitive and ambitious,” Pochettino said.

“It’s a big challenge for us to make Tottenham a winning team, to build a strong mentality to challenge the big sides like Manchester United and Manchester City who are spending a lot of money.

“When you see our philosophy and the way we work, it’s so exciting. We try to win in a different way to other clubs.

“We are unique and try to be strong and have no doubt when people are doubting about us. We are so calm and relaxed. We will assess at the end of the season if we are right or not.”

PA Sport
 
Comments
  • Aside from cerebrospinal fluid, what's on your mind?

  • Deeps August 12, 2017 at 7:18 pm

    sorry. kyle walker was NOT MoTM.

    • marsinho August 12, 2017 at 7:19 pm

      he was SoTM?

  • Harry Hotspur August 12, 2017 at 7:09 pm
  • Matt August 12, 2017 at 7:02 pm

    Maybe over reading it but wonder if it’s a prelude to the Barkley bid. Make it known we have other targets.

    • McG ⚽⚽ August 12, 2017 at 7:06 pm

  • McG ⚽⚽ August 12, 2017 at 6:59 pm

    Sloppy after doing so much hard work…

    • Lilywhite without the II August 12, 2017 at 7:03 pm

      Deserves them right, boring to watch a team pass the ball back then smash it forward…

      • McG ⚽⚽ August 12, 2017 at 7:07 pm

        All over, prob best they could manage too. City looked pretty average today..

  • SeattleSpursGuy August 12, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    My initial thought on a Martial bid is Levy wouldn’t pay his wages, but I did some Googling and he is supposedly on 65k a week.

    • marsinho August 12, 2017 at 7:09 pm

      i’m actually very surprised, i was expecting martial would be over the 100k mark.

  • Matt August 12, 2017 at 6:53 pm

    Be quite funny if Martial agitated for a move because he wanted to play for a modern new manager with fresh attacking ideas rather than, well, Mourinho. I’m undecided on him TBH, just like the idea of p1ssing of Mourinho and Utd fans.

  • Nick August 12, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    Levy is like a chav on benefits.In the same way the chav applies for jobs in brain surgery & Astro physics Levy makes it known he “has bid” for players who will never come

    • Freund or Foe August 12, 2017 at 6:51 pm

      That’s really interesting.

      • 61SpursNut🌰 August 12, 2017 at 6:55 pm

        No, that’s ^ really interesting.

  • McG ⚽⚽ August 12, 2017 at 6:46 pm

    Good spell for brighton here!

    • Caspurs♿️ August 12, 2017 at 6:49 pm

      Where is here?

      • McG ⚽⚽ August 12, 2017 at 6:54 pm

        Brighton.

        • McG ⚽⚽ August 12, 2017 at 6:57 pm

          Under the cosh

  • Camus August 12, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    Game of chess that ends with Rose going to Yanited and Martial joining the best team in the league…?

    I’d take it, I think… But who would play left-back?

    • Caspurs♿️ August 12, 2017 at 6:40 pm

      No thanks.

      • Camus August 12, 2017 at 6:41 pm

        Martial is ace, isn’t he? (Genuine question)

        • Freund or Foe August 12, 2017 at 6:44 pm

          I’d rather like him at our footballing club.

          • McG ⚽⚽ August 12, 2017 at 6:45 pm

            Shaw & martial?

            • Freund or Foe August 12, 2017 at 6:46 pm

              Yeah, I’d take that.

              • Caspurs♿️ August 12, 2017 at 6:47 pm

                I wouldn’t give Rose or Utd what they want at the moment, tizzall.

                • Freund or Foe August 12, 2017 at 6:49 pm

                  You’d cut your Rose to spite your face? Very disappointing Cas.

              • Camus August 12, 2017 at 6:48 pm

                Me too.

    • Superspoz 🔪 August 12, 2017 at 6:40 pm

      Danny Rose-Peters

      • Camus August 12, 2017 at 6:42 pm

        That’s the kid,

    • Matt August 12, 2017 at 6:42 pm

      I’d take it too. I’d play Davies and buy a young challenger, preferably Sessegnon. most will probably not agree with. But Davies has played LB in our best run since this squad has been together.

      • Camus August 12, 2017 at 6:47 pm

        I view Rose in very similar fashion to Walker. Top player, don’t wanna lose him, but he’s not indispensable if we can find someone with a better end product… And I rate Martial.

  • Blanchflower August 12, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    Real considering our £637m bid.

  • Camus August 12, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    We’ve had a bid for Martial rejected…
    I did not see that coming…

    • Camus August 12, 2017 at 6:34 pm

      Ahem…

    • Caspurs♿️ August 12, 2017 at 6:35 pm

      You wouldn’t have, it was probably submitted by phone or email.

      • Camus August 12, 2017 at 6:40 pm

        God damn this new technology! 👿
        I had the fax machine tapped and everything.

        • Caspurs♿️ August 12, 2017 at 6:41 pm

          You shouldn’t believe everything Ron tells you.

          • Camus August 12, 2017 at 6:43 pm

            He’s a charlatan. I’ve bought 6 of his books and you tell me it’s all a pack of lies…?!! 😡

  • Freund or Foe August 12, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    Calm as a palm farm in Guam.

    • Caspurs♿️ August 12, 2017 at 6:38 pm

      Calm as a palm farm in Guam with a lucky charm.

  • UnkleTaff August 12, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    6-0-6 is hugely entertaining at the moment. Both Liverpool and Chelsea fans losing it big time.

    Luv it.

    • Caspurs♿️ August 12, 2017 at 6:31 pm

      Yep, that London scouse fan was hilarious, I thought he was going to explode.

  • SeattleSpursGuy August 12, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    Dutch media running with the Sanchez rumor

    “Davinson Sánchez has not been included in Ajax’s match day squad to face Heracles tonight, with Dutch source AD.nl claiming this being due to a potential transfer away rather than a fitness issue.”

  • SeattleSpursGuy August 12, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    Great opportunity next week with Cahill and Fabergash suspended, Hazard, Bakayoko and Pedro injured and Costa exiled.

    They’ll probably buy Bale tomorrow.

  • JuandeInternational August 12, 2017 at 6:20 pm

    “When you see our philosophy and the way we work, it’s so exciting. We try to win in a different way to other clubs.”

    Guffity guff.

  • Still Nil Nil August 12, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    Harry Hotspur August 12, 2017 at 5:33 pm
    Please don’t spread your lies on here. THFC is the catalyst of improved lives, the milk of human kindness has been distributed to every toe rag on the manor.

    You’re talking to people that don’t exist!

    They won’t in a year

  • Superspoz 🔪 August 12, 2017 at 6:13 pm

    Incoming martial rumours

    • Caspurs♿️ August 12, 2017 at 6:14 pm

      Take cover!!!

    • Matt August 12, 2017 at 6:32 pm

      Is he actually any good? Never made up my mind.

      • Superspoz 🔪 August 12, 2017 at 6:34 pm

        He has his moments,bit inconsistent tho.

      • UnkleTaff August 12, 2017 at 6:35 pm

        He’s good enough.

  • Caspurs♿️ August 12, 2017 at 6:07 pm

    Davinson Sanchez left out of Ajax squad, just sayin.

    • McG ⚽⚽ August 12, 2017 at 6:10 pm

      Now we talkin, fingers crossed.

    • Superspoz 🔪 August 12, 2017 at 6:10 pm

      I don’t trust anyone with 2 surnames especially if one of them is spelt wrong.

      • Caspurs♿️ August 12, 2017 at 6:13 pm

        Quite right too, who has a name like Superspoz?! Very suspicious indeed… 🤔

        • Superspoz 🔪 August 12, 2017 at 6:14 pm

          Oi!

        • McG ⚽⚽ August 12, 2017 at 6:14 pm

          You do know he wears his green underpants on the outside of his jeans don’t you?!

      • Nick August 12, 2017 at 6:48 pm

        So levy can say he bought 2 players ?

    • Matt August 12, 2017 at 6:11 pm

      Cas. Don’t get our hopes up.

      • Caspurs♿️ August 12, 2017 at 6:13 pm

        I cant control your hopes bud, but he isn’t a right back tho.

        • Matt August 12, 2017 at 6:30 pm

          I’ve read he’s a bit like Dier, CB but can play RB. If so I’d say with Tripps as the number 1 and this lad as cover for both CB and RB he’s just what we need. We’ve not got a bad record with Ajax players.

  • A waddle and a fork August 12, 2017 at 6:07 pm

    How’s Walker doing?

    • Deeps August 12, 2017 at 6:10 pm

      gets ball in elaborate fashion. jinks left. jinks right. plays it short.

  • Matt August 12, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    First time since his breakthrough that Harry has had a proper summer off; I think he’ll start quickly this time. Also, I read Shaw has only a year left on his contract. What price we let Rose realise his boyhood dream of playing up North in the winter window, with Shaw coming the other way along with 45m.

  • McG ⚽⚽ August 12, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    Numero uno.

    • McG ⚽⚽ August 12, 2017 at 6:03 pm