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Pochettino won't be bullied into using Kane

Kane can't stop scoring. Credit: PA

Mauricio Pochettino believes there is more emphasis on him to play Harry Kane because the striker is a young English prospect - but the Tottenham head coach will not bow to supporter pressure.

Kane, 21, has scored eight goals for Spurs so far this season but has yet to score in, or start, a Premier League under Pochettino.

The Tottenham academy product has hit his goals in the Europa League and League Cup but is now champing at the bit to line up against Aston Villa on Sunday.

Today if we were in Argentina and he was Argetinian player and playing with two foreign strikers, it would always be a sensitive situation.

He is English, he is young and from the Tottenham academy so it is normal. We understand he is a special player for Tottenham and for our supporters.

I understand because he is an English player. He scored the last game against Brighton and Asteras and I understand he is a special player for our supporters.

My decision is always about my analysis on the training and after to give the balance to the team and our performance. Not only focus on different situations ... but I understand and I know that this is a special player for our supporters.

– Mauricio Pochettino


Redknapp tips Mourinho to become 'the greatest manager of all time'

Mourinho last met Redknapp in the Champions League as Real Madrid boss. Credit: PA

Jose Mourinho can build a Chelsea dynasty to rival Sir Alex Ferguson's Manchester United reign and become "the greatest manager of all time", according to Harry Redknapp.

The QPR manager tipped Chelsea for the Premier League title, then claimed he has the tougher job battling to guide the Loftus Road club to top-flight safety.

Redknapp will take his QPR side to Stamford Bridge on Saturday, where Mourinho oversaw two Premier League titles, two League Cup victories and one FA Cup win in his first Chelsea stint, but ended his first campaign back at the Blues empty-handed last season.

He's proven he's a fantastic manager wherever he has been: you don't go and win European Cups like he has unless you're a top manager," said Redknapp of the 51-year-old, who led Porto and Inter Milan to Champions League success.

He has top players and he knows how to get the best out of them and put teams together. He's going to be in the game for many years to come and he could end up as the greatest manager of all time.

He's got a charisma about him and has got a great knowledge of the game; he's been excellent, I couldn't fault him.

I absolutely think he can do what Fergie did at Manchester United. If he wanted to stay at Chelsea for the next 15 years he could do it; he's only going to be successful there.

– QPR manager Harry Redknapp


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