Tottenham’s media team remain under orders to shut down all questions surrounding Mauricio Pochettino’s future. Harry Kane, however, refused to duck the subject entirely as a press officer again felt compelled to stop the issue being raised by journalists.
“We are fully behind the manager,” said the England captain ahead of Sunday’s clash with potential suitors Manchester United. “We love the way he works. We’ve built a great team and a great unit over the last three or four years. It’s down to us to continue that and take another step forward if we can.”
Kane said some long-awaited silverware is that next step: “It’s about turning that into a trophy.” Under Pochettino, Kane believes Spurs have “changed perceptions” around the club. “We are at the stage now where we have a mature team. We are not young any more. It’s important we keep ourselves at this high level, at the top.”
The 25-year-old said his Spurs team must keep their intensity after a busy run of games. United arrive at Wembley on the back of a warm weather break, while Tottenham were in midweek action with a hard-fought 1-0 League Cup semi-final first leg victory against Chelsea.