Pochettino: Kane is the present and the future - FCNaija

EPL By: Ambrose Udeme | 10/02/2018

Harry Kane, Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has heaped praises on Saturday's North London derby winner Harry Kane, describing the England international as 'the present and the future'.

Kane's second-half header was enough to hand Pochettino's men victory over Arsenal and move them up to third place in the Premier League.

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The Spurs manager in a post-match reaction said: "First half both teams had good energy but they were so compact it was hard to find the space. We dominated but we did not create much.

"Second half with the same shape we were much better. We found space and created problems and after 20 minutes it should be 3-0. In football, if you don't kill the game you will concede chances and suffer.

"I am so happy to win. We have had three massive games against United, Liverpool and Arsenal and seven points is good.

"Harry Kane is not old-fashioned, he is the present and the future. We are so proud that he is in our side." Pochettino told BBC Sports

Spurs' next Premier League outing is away to Crystal Palace on Monday, February 26 while Arsenal do no return to league action until Thursday, 1 March when they host league leaders Manchester City.