HARRY Kane began the day two goals behind Romelu Lukaku in the race for the Golden Boot – and ended it two goals ahead.
The Spurs and England striker took his Premier League tally to 26 goals with his four-goal haul at Leicester, and he still has one game to go. Against Hull!
Little wonder Mauricio Pochettino hailed his man as ‘one of the best strikers in the world’; a talismanic figure he will move heaven and earth to keep.
The same goes for the likes of Dele Alli and Kyle Walker who have both been linked with a move away from the Lane/Wembley/New Lane.
As we have said many times before here on Zapsportz, Pochettino is building ‘something special’ at Spurs – and he won’t allow anything to change that.
They might have fallen just short in the Premier League for the second season running, but everything is in place to take the club to the next level.
Pochettino and Spurs went to great lengths to tie their key, young, talented players down to long-term contracts, and the manager is confident all will stay.
The 23-year-old Kane is obviously the jewel in the Tottenham crown – more priceless than the golden cockerel itself – and he’s more than happy where he is.
That’s music to the ears of Spurs fans who would be broken-hearted if the club decided to cash in on ‘one of our own’. That ain’t gonna happen!
Pochettino, not for the first time, says he’s not about to dismantle a gifted squad he has worked tirelessly to build over the last couple of years.
Speaking on Sky Sports after the emphatic 6-1 win at the King Power and as reported on the BBC Sport website – http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/39970575 – Poch said: “Harry Kane’s a special player, he loves Tottenham.”
He added: “The players we want to keep will be here next season. If any players leave, it’s Tottenham’s decision.
“I think we are so, so, so calm about our big players and they are so happy here. We are building a very exciting project. The players must feel they are part of us and want to share in our success.
“Harry Kane means a lot for the team. I tell you always that he’s one of the best strikers in the world. His performances show that we are right.”