Pochettino sings Kane’s praises

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino says Harry Kane is one of the best strikers in the world after he bagged another hat-trick at the weekend.

The treble was, incredibly, Kane's third in his last nine games for the club, while he also showed the other side of this game by setting up Dele Alli for the fourth in a 4-0 win over the Potters at White Hart Lane in the Premier League on Sunday.

Prior to the match, Pochettino had admitted that his side was going through a bit of a slump and called for a reaction against Stoke, and he was delighted with what he saw.

"I'm very happy, it was a good response after Wembley on Thursday and they were fantastic. I was pleased with the performance and that's the way we need to keep going," The Argentine mentor told Sky Sports.

"A fantastic hat-trick and it was a fantastic performance. [Kane is] 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.

"He has his character. Sometimes Harry, he argues with me, sometimes he is upset with me, sometimes he is happy with me or with us. He has a strong character. His personality is what he shows on the pitch and the behaviour he showed today.

"I think Harry has it all and the profile to be a legend here, if he has not already started to be a legend here with the goals he is scoring. With how he behaves, how professional he is, how like a man he is – he has the perfect profile to be a legend here at Tottenham.

"It is not new for me. It does not surprise me because I have said many times he is one of the best strikers in the world."