Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has revealed his admiration for Harry Kane’s attitude after the England captain returned from the World Cup disappointed that he did not score more goals.
Kane finished as the tournaments’ top scorer with six goals as he captained the Three Lions to their best World Cup finish since 1990.
However, the 25-year-old striker still reckons he could have done better, with his manager hailing his desire to always push himself to do better.
“Harry is very disappointed about his World Cup,” Pochettino told a press conference.
“He won the Golden Boot but when he arrived Sunday back to London, on Tuesday he was at the training ground spending five hours with myself and Jesus [Perez].
“I congratulated him and he said, ‘No gaffer. I am really disappointed, I should have scored more goals!’.
“I said, ‘But you won the Golden Boot.’ He said, ‘Yes but gaffer, I’m disappointed.’ Scoring six goals and reaching the semi-finals was not enough.
“I love, love, love this energy and desire – that it’s not enough to be fourth in the World Cup or second or third in the Premier League.
“I love it when a player thinks like this and wants to come in and spend time with us after the World Cup when all the people praise him and he’s a big star, but Tuesday he was there sharing time with us. That is so very Harry.”