Pochettino: a Harry Kane goal saved my job

Swansea's Sanches competes for the ball with Christian Eriksen at Wembley on Saturday

Swansea's Sanches competes for the ball with Christian Eriksen at Wembley on Saturday

The Spanish global has been at Tottenham Hotspur for two weeks since a last-minute call from Mauricio Pochettino persuaded him to join the north Londoners rather than Chelsea, but has already been struck by the overall quality - and ruthless finishing - of Kane's game.

"I can find many other goals that were fantastic but, for me, goals are related to emotion, to the period you are living in".

"People can talk about their record at Wembley but the fact of the matter is that it will not be a factor unless we can produce a much better performance against Newcastle", said midfielder Clucas.

Mauricio Pochettino was in an unusually candid mood in his press conference ahead of Saturday's match against Swansea City.

Harry Kane is now back to his goal-scoring best, with August having ended and has scored some important goals in their last two games.

"For me that goal was an awesome goal because it meant for us, for everyone, the possibility to stay here today", he said. I knew him from when I was in Spain.

"It stopped a little bit that negativity about Wembley, that was the perception". We are all excited it is a good result and now we have got to focus on the weekend.

"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.

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

Tottenham are in good spirits, the only negative aspect at the moment Danny Rose's injury situation.

Pitted in a tricky group that also includes holders Real Madrid, Tottenham's commanding display secured only their third win in 13 Wembley appearances and gave them an early boost in the battle for a place in the knockout stages.

Pochettino has said that Kane is "a great example to us everyone", and that his motivation is always high.

It is clear that Pochettino played a very important role in the decision. "Both are doing well but we have to wait and we can not give a date on their return to training". At the very last minute, Pochettino called me and convinced me (to join Tottenham).

"Of course I suffer because like with Lamela you always want different players".

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