Pochettino responds to Wayne Rooney’s claim about Tottenham superstar’s potential exit

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has brushed aside all the rumours regarding Harry Kane’s potential exit by claiming that only the striker knows where his future lies.

Kane, who became the second-fastest player to reach his top-flight century on Sunday, ended 2017 as the top scorer (goals included for both club and country) of the calendar year ahead of the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. His prolific form has seen him get linked to Real Madrid and former Manchester United skipper Wayne Rooney recently spoke about it.

Appearing as a guest on Sky Sports for the Monday night clash between Watford and Chelsea, the Manchester United legend branded Kane as ‘probably the best striker in Europe’ but went on to mention that the 24-year-old may leave Spurs should the club fail to win any major title in coming years. When quipped over his future, manager Mauricio Pochettino said that all this depends on what the striker wants.

Pochettino explained that he did not get the full extent of what Rooney said of Kane because he himself was in Watford to watch the Hornets thrash Chelsea 4-1 at the Vicarage Road. So with Chelsea losing, the gap between us and the Blues is down to just one point.

“Look, last night I was in Watford watching the game live, I didn’t hear him,” he was quoted as saying by football.london.

“Remember a few weeks ago someone told me [Arsenal manager Arsene] Wenger said something [about trophies] and it wasn’t true.

“I don’t know, I didn’t hear anything, I cannot give my opinion about that. I agree with what he said about Kane being one of the best strikers. Of course Harry wants to win titles, wants to score goals but I cannot say anything more about this.”

Harry Kane is really taking our club to the next level and it is important that he stays here at Tottenham. With him at the club, we have every chance of winning trophies and I am sure Kane will be keen on doing this.