Pochettino is doing a good impression of a man disappearing down rabbit holes.
If you’re asked a question that will fuel a narrative you do not wish to flame, then there are a number of ways you respond in order to redirect the traffic.
I cannot help but think Poch is still in full Guillem Balagué mode and thinks he has to share his most detailed thoughts.
“Harry is so special. Because he loves Tottenham and he has always been at Tottenham. But we need to be clever how we manage him. The player needs to choose to stay here, you cannot force the player to stay here.
“Our job is to try to work together and try to achieve everything we want at the club and of course Harry is such a special player. I told him only a few special players can spend all their career in one club.
“I think Harry is this type of a player who can stay all his career at Tottenham because he loves Tottenham, but in football you cannot be sure.
“It is today, the present. Tomorrow and after tomorrow you need to doubt. That is why it is so important to work together and try to achieve all that you want.”
I’m not going to second guess what the true dynamic is between Kane and Spurs, however there’s more than enough in Poch’s quotes there to suggest significant doubt.
In which case, Poch really should zip it.
24hrs ago, the manager of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club had NOT said ‘you cannot force the player to stay here’ . Force is a strong word with negative associations.