KANE: MAURICIO POCHETTINO IS EMOTIONAL
Tottenham striker Harry Kane has lifted the lid on 'emotional' manager Mauricio Pochettino's methods: 'He's ruthless if you cross him'
In Mauricio Pochettino, Tottenham have a manager who is respectful to a fault but who can be ruthless if players refuse to do what is asked of them, according to Harry Kane.
Since he arrived at the club in 2014, Pochettino has turned Spurs from top-four hopefuls to contenders for the Premier League title and the north London side currently sit second in the table, nine points behind Chelsea after 24 games.
'A lot of the time he's calm, but he's very passionate. If he feels the problem isn't the game but is about our attitude, he'll tell us we need to work harder or play harder,' Kane said.
Mauricio Pochettino becomes 'ruthless' with players who don't show the right attitude
'He's emotional. And that's what we want. We all feel the same, we all want to win, we've all got the same goal. He's got two sides to him. He's very respectful - if you respect him, he'll show you respect back. If you work hard for him, he'll give you his time,' Kane said.
The England international also pointed out that if you don’t want to be a team player and don’t want to work for him, you have no place in the Tottenham squad.
Kane admitted he harbours hopes of captaining both boyhood club Tottenham and England someday. He sees himself as a leader and is relishing the prospect of captaining both teams in the future.
'I see myself as a leader, so why not. I'd love to be captain of Tottenham and hopefully England as well,' the 23-year-old said.
Tottenham travel to fifth placed Liverpool on Sunday as they look to keep up the pace with League leaders Chelsea.