LONDON (AFP) – Harry Kane said he has embraced the chance to learn from new Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho despite his huge respect for predecessor Mauricio Pochettino.
Spurs registered their fourth win in five Premier League games under Mourinho at Wolves last Sunday after sacking Pochettino last month.
Kane said the two managers work in different ways, but the England skipper hopes to benefit from life under the former Chelsea and Manchester United boss.
“I got on very well with Poch and I respect Poch very, very, very much,” Kane said.
“But Mourinho’s got his own style, his own way of doing things. For me, it is about learning
that way. Obviously my top-level career has only been with one manager, so for me it’s good to experience new things, see how different managers work.
“Mourinho’s one of the highest-level managers in our sport, so I can only learn from him.”
Spurs have shot up the Premier League table to fifth since Mourinho’s arrival and Kane believes the impetus of a fresh face has reawakened Tottenham’s challenge for a top-four finish.
“Whenever a new manager comes in, everyone’s ready, wants to work, wants to impress. But it’s important over this month, a busy period, and in January that we carry it on. It’s not just for an early period.”