Harry Kane has discussed Jose Mourinho’s positive start at Tottenham and says he is aiming to win ‘big competitions’ and build a ‘strong relationship’ with the club’s new manager.
Mourinho was last week named as Mauricio Pochettino’s successor at the North London side following the Argentine’s sacking, the former Chelsea and Manchester United manager having begun his reign impressively by securing consecutive wins over West Ham and Olympiakos.
Kane has played a key role in Mourinho’s impressive start in charge of Spurs, captaining the side in Hugo Lloris’ absence and scoring in both victories, and says the early signs of his relationship with the new manager have been positive.
“It’s early days, we have a good relationship so far, we talk, we try and help the team,” Kane said.
“Obviously me being one of the leaders in the team he looks to me for feelings and advice on the team.
“When you are winning games it definitely helps your relationship. Hopefully we can build a strong relationship.
“We know we both want to win big competitions. That’s the team’s aim, that’s my aim and that is the manager’s aim. Hopefully I can help him do that this year and see where we can go.
“He’s a new manager, he’s been here less than a week, he’s had two games. So far it’s been all about trying to save the energy, not trying to work too much with the players because of the games.
“But we obviously have a long season ahead so I am sure we will get to know each other well over the next few weeks and implement what he wants on our team.
“But at the end of the day it’s two wins out of two, positive start so let’s hope it continues.”
Tottenham return to action in the Premier League this weekend when they host Bournemouth at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday. Spurs currently sit tenth following last weekend’s win over West Ham, with Bournemouth just one place and one point further back.