Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino likens Harry Kane to Gabriel Batistuta

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has been in superb form this season.

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has told ESPN that Harry Kane is similar to Argentine legend Gabriel Batistuta in some respects.

Kane has been in superb form all season and is one of the best young players in the Premier League at the moment.

The Spurs youngster has scored 19 goals and created 20 chances in 26 Premier League appearances so far this campaign, while having a pass accuracy of 76% and a shot accuracy of 61%.

The England international has scored all types of goals - headers, long-rangers, tap-ins, curlers - and with both his feet.

Pochettino is understandably impressed with Kane’s display this season, and sees similarities between the 21-year-old and former Argentine international striker Batistuta.

"Harry Kane has skills that are similar to different players, including Batistuta,” the Argentine boss told ESPN. “The challenge is doing it all again next season.

"Now it is up to him. Harry knows the way to improve his ability. He is in a very good moment to keep working hard and develop his game.”

Pochettino played with Batistuta for Argentina at the 2002 World Cup finals, and his statement does hold water.

Batistuta is one of the best goalscorers the footballing world has ever seen, his exploits with Serie outfit Fiorentina and Argentina are nothing short of legendary.

The 46-year-old retired striker scored a total of 297 goals in 476 games in his club career, which includes spells at Boca Juniors, AS Roma and Al-Arabi.

Kane has a long way to go before he can even think of matching the feats of Batistuta, but if he carries on the way he has been scoring this season, then perhaps he will catch the Argentine and even overtake him.

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