Pochettino praises Kane’s work ethic

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino believes Harry Kane’s return to form in 2017 is as a direct result of the hard work he puts in, in training.

The striker netted twice in the 3-2 win over Everton to move clear at the top of the Premier League top scorer charts with 19 goals. Eleven of them have been scored this year as his first half of the season had been disrupted by injury.

Pochettino revealed Kane has made a concerted effort to get back to his best in recent months, regularly participating in double training sessions and putting substantial extra work in.

"I think he is fresh because he trains a lot," Pochettino said. "He makes a lot of double sessions and he is very professional.

"If you are asleep and you eat and you forget to train, maybe you are fat, like me! And you cannot run. I think it's about being consistent and training.

"He is very focused now in training and in taking care of himself and you can see how he is."

Spurs moved to within seven points of Chelsea at the top of the Premier League table with their victory over Everton. The Blues, however, have a game in hand, which they play against West Ham on Monday night.