Pochettino: Kane 'one of the best strikers in Europe'

Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino heaped praise on Harry Kane after the England striker scored a hat-trick against Stoke on Sunday.

The 23-year-old broke the deadlock in the 14th minute and went on to hit the target again in the 32nd and 37th minute as the Lilywhites smashed the Potters at White Hart Lane.

Kane then set up Dele Alli to score the fourth goal on the day as Spurs moved up to second spot in the Premier League table - 10 points behind table-toppers Chelsea.

However, following the triumph, the Spurs coach told Sky Sports: "[Kane scored] a fantastic hat-trick and it was a fantastic performance. He's one of the best strikers in Europe and I'm very pleased for him because he deserves it.

"He has big potential and lots of room to improve. He's still very young but his mentality is the best thing that he has. He works hard every day, he is professional and he is a top player."

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