Paul Mariner explains why Tottenham have been 'exciting' under Pochettino this season

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Ex-Arsenal striker Paul Mariner singled Tottenham out as one of the most exciting Premier League teams this season.

Former Arsenal striker Paul Mariner has told ESPN that he believes Tottenham have been one of the most exciting teams in the Premier League this season.

Mariner, 61, scored 17 goals in 70 games for Arsenal in the 1980's, and now works for ESPN as a pundit after leaving his role as Toronto manager in 2013.

One of the topics of discussion on ESPN Extra Time today was surrounding which team has been the most exciting in the Premier League this season - and Mariner gave a surprise response.

Mariner may have his loyalties to Arsenal, but told ESPN that it's Tottenham who have impressed him this season - and believes that striker Harry Kane is largely responsible for their exciting displays under Mauricio Pochettino.

"It kills me to say it, but - in some games - Tottenham have been quite exciting. I'm a little biased with Harry Kane being an English lad, he's sort of lit the Premier League up a little bit, I think he's been fantastic," said Mariner.

Tottenham currently sit in seventh place in the Premier League, six points off a Champions League place but with one game in hand on their rivals.

The impact of 21-year-old striker Kane can't be understated; with 24 goals, Kane has been the leading light for Pochettino's side, and an England call up surely isn't far away.

Pochettino has also relied on a host of other young players this season, including Eric Dier, Danny Rose, Nabil Bentaleb, Ryan Mason and Christian Eriksen, so it's little surprise to see Tottenham being praised for their exciting brand of football this season - and Spurs fans will be hoping that continues for some time yet.

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