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Pochettino reveals Harry Kane's goal that saved his job

17 September 2017, 01:13 | Kristopher Drake

Pochettino reveals Harry Kane's goal that saved his job

TOPSHOT- Tottenham Hotspur's Spanish striker Fernando Llorente vies with Borussia Dortmund's Greek defender Sokratis during the UEFA Champions League Group H football match between

Mauricio Pochettino was in an unusually candid mood in his press conference ahead of Saturday's match against Swansea City. "We have a lot of good examples: Cristiano Ronaldo, [Lionel] Messi, or players like Harry Kane, who is 23".

"At the very last minute, Pochettino called me and convinced me [to join Spurs]", the former Spanish global told Daily Mail.

"On the decision I have full respect for the referee", Pochettino said.

Swansea manager Paul Clement praised his side who he felt may have provided the template for visiting teams at Wembley. "After a long-term injury it is so hard because all players love to play football, they love to be fit and healthy".

Spurs' top scorer offered two brilliant finishes to beat Borussia Dortmund 3-1 on Wednesday night in a generally supreme display, and it left Llorente gushing about his fellow striker afterwards.

Swansea would continue to frustrate Spurs for the large parts of the second half as the home side were unable to find that killer final ball.

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With two for England against Malta on Sept 1, Kane has notched six goals in his last four games after failing to score in August.

This is the late game on Saturday, kicking off at 5.30pm.

"It's true, the team were 14th or 13th and we were a little bit under pressure because the team was playing well, but not winning games and we were a bit under pressure. I'm so happy because it's so early & the performance is ok but we need to improve".

"That is why that goal allowed us to carry on working and try to change the club".

"I think he's awesome, one of the best strikers in the world, if not to say the best", the 32-year-old said of Kane ahead of this weekend's English Premier League clash with Swansea.

Eric Dier and Moussa Sissoko both sent decent long-range attempts over the bar, as Davinson Sanchez continued to impress in Tottenham's back three, which limited Swansea to just one half-chance through ex-Spurs man Tom Carroll.

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