Alli and Harry Kane are by no means some distance from the subject of the weekly Tottenham press convention and the previous day used to be a double whammy following the previous’s function celebrations and feedback from former supervisor Tim Sherwood at the latter.
As ever, Pochettino gave the impression to have the solutions at his fingertips and didn’t omit a beat when requested why Alli had celebrated his successful function in opposition to Barnsley on Tuesday by way of cupping his hand to his ear.
“I spoke to him yesterday and he told me the situation was that he was referencing one fan in the stand,” he defined. “Why would he have to explain anything? His gesture was nothing related to us, the club, the fans. It was only a joke with one fan in the stands. That is truth and I believe it.”
The statement from Sherwood that Kane would have to transfer on until Tottenham hit the trophy-path fell on in a similar way deaf ears, specifically in gentle of his nomination at the 55-man FIFPro Team of the Year shortlist.
“He’s the only English player, no?” Pochettino mentioned. “Harry is among the best possible strikers on the earth and this is affirmation. But it does now not marvel me. We have some gamers who deserved to be incorporated however they aren’t. Harry is among the best possible strikers on the earth.
“It’s excellent as a result of many of us speak about him successful trophies for Harry to keep right here with us. It is all very transparent with Harry as folks recognise his worth. He remains to be one of the crucial best possible gamers. But he loves Tottenham and needs to play right here for a very long time.
And when requested if Sherwood’s feedback have been unhelpful, he smiled – now not least as a result of he is aware of Kane is below contract at Tottenham till 2022.
“I admire each and every unmarried opinion,” Pochettino insisted. “Tim has a right to speak about Tottenham and Harry. That question is more for Harry Kane but my only answer is, ‘Does Harry Kane have the power or decision to say what he wants to do in the future?’”