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Kane reveals how Pochettino helped turn him into a world beater

The Tottenham forward was grateful for the improvements his boss Mauricio Pochettino encouraged in his game this year.

Spurs poster boy Harry Kane has paid tribute to manager Mauricio Pochettino for helping him improve so emphatically this season, in an interview for BBC's Football Focus.

Speaking to former teammate Jermaine Jenas, Kane was quick to pay homage to the work done on his physical attributes in pre-season, something that Pochettino was famed for emphasising at Southampton.

Jenas expressed surprise at the way Kane has improved when it comes to beating opposition players, and using his speed to pull away from them.

"A lot of people have said that this season - that they've seen that come into my game," the young striker admitted. "That's definitely given me confidence as well, I feel confident going up against player now, I feel I can beat a player."

And Kane was happy to shed light on how he thinks he may have made such an advancement from where he was last season.

"That's partly to do with the manager," the 21-year-old said. "Some of it is where I've got older, I've developed, am more muscular.

"In pre-season we did a lot of work in the gym to work on my speed, and fitness and strength.

"It's a huge part to do with the manager and the way he trains. It's been working well not just for me but a lot of my other teammates that have been doing well this season."

Kane recently won his second consecutive Player of the Month award, the first man to do so since Cristiano Ronaldo nearly 10 years ago.

The Spurs hero has scored an incredible 26 goals this season, in what is his first full campaign at his childhood club. Kane will find out in the next couple of weeks whether his form has sufficiently caught the eye of England boss Roy Hodgson, completing a dream 2014/15 season for the talented youngster.

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