Tottenham star Harry Kane scored a perfect hattrick as Spurs cantered to a comfortable 3-0 Champions League victory at APOEL Nicosia on Tuesday night and the manager has talked up his admiration for the England striker.
Kane already has nine goals this season and Pochettino said he was “in love” with the forward after his side’s 3-2 win over West Ham on Saturday.
The Argentinian hailed the 24-year-old Kane but said he’s unwilling to talk about his love for him again.
“For me Harry is one of the best strikers. It doesn’t change my perception of Harry Kane because he scored three goals. For me he’s one of the best as I told you.
“But I don’t want to describe him as I did after West Ham because it was so controversial the description.”
Asked about the loving comment, Pochettino said: “Now my wife is so jealous. And his wife too.
“No, I think it’s unbelievable. You know, it’s Harry Kane.”
Kane opened the scoring six minutes before half-time against APOEL and struck twice again after the break.
Pochettino was unwilling to be drawn into whether he would swap Kane for Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, saying he wanted both.
“Cristiano is fantastic, one of the best. Harry is one of the best and will get better because he’s so young,” he said.
“I cannot joke about that because both are fantastic. Both are the type of players you want in your team, in the same team.”