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​Pochettino: Don't compare Tottenham forward Kane with Ronaldo

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino says Harry Kane is one of the best strikers in the world but is reluctant to put pressure on the England international by comparing him with Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi is premature.

"Who better to assess Harry?" said Pochettino of Hoddle. "I agree with Glenn (Hoddle). He is one of the best strikers in the world and because he's still so young, he can improve.

"His potential, his professionalism; he has a gap to improve a lot. I never said he is better than Cristiano and Lionel Messi, who are at a different level. They are the best and are showing that for the last five to 10 years.

"We cannot put so much pressure on Harry because he is so young. Messi and Cristiano are a different style of player to Harry.

"Harry is a striker, a killer; they are killers too but play in different positions and have different styles. It will not help Harry if we start comparing him to these players."

Ian Ferris
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