Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has told The Sun that Harry Kane is the best goalscorer in the Premier League.
The Argentine made the comments following Spurs’ 2-1 comeback victory over Arsenal in the North London derby on Saturday.
England Under-21 international Kane was once again the star of the show for Spurs, as he scored both the goals in the comeback win in the Premier League encounter.
The 21-year-old has now taken his tally for the season to 22 goals in all competitions, 12 of which have come in the league.
Pochettino was effusive in his praise of the youngster and is quoted as saying by The Sun: “Harry’s potential is massive. He showed he is perhaps the best goalscorer in the Premier League.”
Comment a mistake?
While Pochettino was right to publicly praise Kane, perhaps he went a bit too far in claiming that Kane is the best goalscorer in the Premier League.
The youngster’s potential is evident, but heaping such lofty praise on someone who has had a few good months is perhaps a mistake.
In fact, it is downright wrong. Diego Costa, Sergio Aguero and Charlie Austin have all scored more goals than Kane in the Premier League so far this season.
The trio may have played more than Kane, but when it comes to shot accuracy the youngster is behind two of them.
Chelsea striker Costa’s shot accuracy is 72% and Queens Park Rangers forward Austin’s is 67%; Kane’s is 59%, while Manchester City star Aguero’s is 57%.
Even without the stats, Pochettino’s remarks are a bit over the top. Moreover, by making such big statements, he is increasing pressure on the youngster.