Pocchetino: Spurs will keep key players

Mauricio Pochettino insists Spurs will keep their key players this summer, including the Premier League’s top scorer Harry Kane.

Spurs striker Kane netted four times in Thursday’s 6-1 rout of Leicester, with South Korea’s Heung-Min Son netting the other two at the King Power Stadium.

Europe’s leading clubs have been linked with Tottenham’s stand-out trio of Kane, Dele Alli and Toby Alderweireld, yet Pochettino says they are going nowhere.

"It's very clear that we will keep the players we want to keep, and maybe we will sell players we want to sell,” he told Sky Sports.

"We are so calm about our key players and they are very happy here. We are building a very exciting project and there is no reason for players like Harry to leave.

"The team has worked so hard in the last few seasons to play how we play and now it's the moment.

"Every season we try to improve, and next season and the season after when we move to the new stadium we want to not only try to keep the performance but also win trophies. This group of players deserves trophies."

Kane is now two goals ahead of Romelu Lukaku in the scoring charts heading into Sunday’s final game of the season.

"It's a season that again he is fighting to try to be top scorer and four goals was very good for him,” added Pochettino.

"What can we say? He is great, one of the best strikers in the world and now we try to keep going and he tries to finish in the best way and then we look forward to next season."