MAURICIO POCHETTINO has likened Tottenham ace Harry Kane to Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Spurs boss insists that the two players have similar mentalities, despite not personally knowing the Real Madrid star.
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When questioned about Ronaldo’s current lack of form in front of goal, Marca reported that Pochettino said: “He’s a phenomenon.
“He has been awarded ‘The Best’ and the truth is that he deserves it.
“In addition to his qualities as a professional, he is an example.
“He never tires of repeating that the secret is to work hard, to strive, to take care of himself. Every player should apply it.”
AFP or licensors The 32-year-old is widely regarded as one of the greatest ever football players AFP or licensors The England ace scored 35 goals in all competitions last term for Tottenham
When asked if this is similar to Tottenham talisman Harry Kane, he said: “They are very similar in terms of professionalism.
“They understand that we must strive to achieve success.
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“He has a similar mentality.
“I do not know Cristiano in depth, but he gives me the same feeling as Harry.”
EPA Kane is expected to return from injury to face Los Blancos on Wednesday