Ex-Spurs coach calls for Pochettino to start Kane in the Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur coach Clive Allen believes that Harry Kane must be Mauricio Pochettino's first-choice striker in the Premier League.

Former Tottenham Hotspur player and coach Clive Allen says that Harry Kane should be a regular member of Mauricio Pochettino's starting line-up.

The 21-year-old is Tottenham's top scorer this season, with nine goals, but he has still not started a game in the Premier League. 

Allen believes that this is something that needs to change in the near future, and he paid tribute the the ability of the striker who he worked with a youth-team level. 

“He’s a fantastic lad and has a wonderful knack of scoring goals," he said to TalkSPORT.

“He gets in the right position and then, when he’s given the opportunity, he’s a good finisher and very clinical.

“He’s not blessed with the best pace but he’s very clever in his movement in and around the penalty box. I’d love to see him have a run of six games in the Premier League.”

Kane should get this run of games that Allen is hoping he will receive after scoring against Aston Villa in the club's last match.

The striker came off the bench to turn the game around last Sunday, as his deflected free-kick late-on provided Spurs with a 2-1 victory.

It was a crucial three points for a side who have struggled for form over the season so far and they will be hoping that this win can reinvigorate their season.

Spurs' struggles for goals have been obvious, with Roberto Soldado and Emmanuel Adebayor both faltering, and Kane's emergence as a regular scorer has been a major boost for the side.

The youngster will be looking to continue his goalscoring form tonight, when Tottenham take on Asteras Tripolis in the Europa League.

Spurs won the tie at White Hart Lane against the Greek side comfortably, but an away leg represents a tougher test and they will need all their attacking talents to be at the top of their games. 

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