Mauricio Pochettino admits he loves Harry Kane so much his wife has grown jealous after the striker hit a hat-trick in Tottenham’s 3-0 thrashing of Apoel Nicosia.
Kane’s ‘perfect’ treble, delivered by his left foot, right foot and head, was his first in the Champions League and ninth overall for Tottenham, who now own a commanding position to qualify from Group H.
They rode their luck at times against a spirited Apoel side, who were spurred on by a buoyant home crowd, but in Kane Spurs have arguably the deadliest striker in the world on current form.
The 24-year-old has now scored 11 goals in his last seven games for club and country while his 2017 record shows 34 goals in 30 club appearances.
He becomes the seventh English player to score a Champions League hat-trick after Andy Cole, Mike Newell, Michael Owen, Wayne Rooney, Alan Shearer and Danny Welbeck.
Pochettino had said he was ‘in love’ with Kane after his talisman’s double against West Ham on Saturday and he joked he should tread more carefully this time around.
‘Now my wife is so jealous – and his wife too,’ Pochettino said with a smile. ‘No, I think it’s unbelievable. You know, it’s Harry Kane.
‘He has unbelievable skills in front of goal. He has something special. That is why he is one of the best.
‘All the strikers that have this type of level they have something special in front of goals. They are killers. Harry has this special skill.’
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