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Pochettino: Kane could be a one-club man

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Mauricio Pochettino sees no reason why Tottenham cannot hold onto Harry Kane for the rest of the striker’s career.

Kane raised his goal tally to 26 this season by netting twice in Spurs’ 3-0 victory over AFC Wimbledon at Wembley in the FA Cup third round on Sunday.

“Harry is special because he loves Tottenham and feels Tottenham,” said Pochettino. “It’s like (Francesco) Totti in Italy – only special players spend all their career at one club.

“I think Harry is this kind of player that can, because he loves Tottenham. But you can be sure of nothing in football.

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“We need to be careful how we manage him and then the player needs to choose to stay here. You cannot force everyone to stay.

“Our job is to work together and try to achieve all we want. The future is so exciting and we hope we all spend a lot of time together here and try to win trophies.”

Spurs were unable to break down their League One opponents until the final half-hour mark, when Kane scored twice in quick succession and a rare goal for Jan Vertonghen made it 3-0.

Pochettino added: “Harry is a top-class player and to score twice was important for him, but more important for the team.

“I think it was a solid performance. We created a lot of chances, again it was difficult to score but we go into the next round.”