Tottenham morning round-up: Pochettino jokes about Kane's change of fortune; FA supremo comments on player's recent form

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Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has been speaking in comments published by the Daily Mail after his side defeated Manchester City 4-1 on Saturday, with Spurs forward Harry Kane coming in for particular praise.

“I think it was great for him to take off the pressure, and if you want to stop to ask me about him at every press conference it’s much better now,” the Tottenham boss joked.

Kane’s disappointing start to the new campaign had many reporters asking what had happened and when the England international would turn the corner, but it seems he has now done that and it is only good news for his club.

In other news, the Sunday People has published comments from FA chief executive Martin Glenn in which he referred to Tottenham’s post and pre-season plans as a potential reason for Kane’s subsequent dip in form.

Kane had to wait until Saturday to score his first club goal of the season despite ending the previous season with 31, and Glenn said that a number of players who featured for England’s under-21s during the summer are now thriving for their clubs despite their international teammate's struggles.

“Although they didn’t all embark on commercial tours of the far east with their clubs as Harry had to do with Spurs,” he added.

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