Published: Mon, January 08, 2018
Sports | By Spencer Underwood

Spurs Can't Force Harry Kane to Stay, Says Mauricio Pochettino

Spurs Can't Force Harry Kane to Stay, Says Mauricio Pochettino

Having seen Spurs scramble to a dramatic 4-3 win at home to League Two side Wycombe Wanderers in the fourth round of last season's FA Cup, Pochettino - yet to win a trophy as a manager - is taking nothing for granted ahead of the visit of third-tier side Wimbledon.

The Spurs captain was crowded out and Erik Lamela was denied by George Long after good set-up play from Llorente, but Spurs were sloppy and Wimbledon went closest to a first-half goal when they finally came out of their shell.

Pochettino took Spurs to the semi-finals of this competition last term and, with the Premier League seemingly beyond them, he may hope to go even better this time around.

"It is a lot of examples that (show) it is so, so, so tough for everyone to keep your best player if the player in some moment turns their mind and says "now I want to leave".

Kane, who scored an incredible 56 goals in 2017, has been regularly linked with interest from Europe's big guns but has stuck with boyhood club Spurs.

"Liverpool is historically one of the best clubs in the world, but when a player like Coutinho wants to leave, it is hard". Of course, Harry is a special player.

Reports say that Spurs have put the tag on to scare rivals from bidding for him, with Real Madrid being the most likely club to prize him away from Wembley.

"But we need to be careful and clear in how we manage him".

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"If another club pays the type of money they pay, like Barcelona with Liverpool, how do you stop it?"

"Only a few players can stay at a club their whole career and Kane can be someone like that".

Asked specifically about Kane, Pochettino said: 'I think Harry is special, so special, because he loves Tottenham and he feels Tottenham.

"That is why it is so important how you care for your players", Pochettino continued. But in football you can not be sure.

"Our chose 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". It is today, the present, tomorrow, after tomorrow you need to doubt.

"It was a solid performance from us".

'I think our job is to try to work together and to try to achieve all that we want, the club, everything that we will for the club. In the Premier League they have played 22 games, of which they have won 12, drawn five and lost five, while they have scored 42 goals and conceded 21 times.

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