Poch: Kane ‘one of the best strikers in Europe’

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino hailed Harry Kane as "one of the best strikers in Europe" after the England international scored a hat-trick in a 4-0 win over Stoke City on Sunday.

The 23-year-old Kane struck in the 14th, 32nd and 37th minute as the hosts dominated the Potters at White Hart Lane in their Premier League clash.

Kane then set up Dele Alli to score the fourth in an eye-catching display that saw Spurs move up to second on the league table, 10 points behind Chelsea after 26 games.

Pochettino told Sky Sports after the game: "[Kane scored] a fantastic hat-trick and it was a fantastic performance. He's one of the best strikers in Europe and I'm very pleased for him because he deserves it.

"He has big potential and lots of room to improve. He's still very young but his mentality is the best thing that he has. He works hard every day, he is professional and he is a top player."