Mauricio Pochettino asked if Harry Kane will start for Tottenham Hotspur v Stoke City in Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino does not give a straight answer when asked if striker Harry Kane will start against Stoke City in the Premier League on Sunday.

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino seems to be non-committal on handing Harry Kane a start against Stoke City in the Premier League on Sunday.

England Under-21 international striker Kane has been in brilliant form in recent weeks, scoring goals in the League Cup, the Europa League and the Premier League.

The 21-year-old was on target against for Spurs again on Thursday, scoring what proved to be the decisive goal in the 2-1 away victory over Asteras Tripolis in the Europa League Group C.

With Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado both struggling for goals and looking inconsistent, there have been calls for Kane to start in the Premier League.

With Stoke to visit White Hart Lane on Sunday, Kane has once again been backed by Tottenham fans to be given the nod ahead of his two competitors, but Pochettino does not seem to be too keen.

‘We will see’, quotes the Argentine as saying. ‘We will see on Sunday. I am happy for him because he scored again. I am happy for us because it was an important goal to get the three points and I am happy for all of us’.

Kane is just 21 years of age and is still largely unproven at the highest level, and has not even made 25 appearances in the Premier League for Tottenham.

However, given his current form, the English youngster deserves the chance to start in the Premier League.

Soldado is firing blanks at the moment and Adebayor is unreliable - what has Pochettino to lose if he hands Kane a start against Stoke?

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