Pochettino: Kane loves Tottenham like a man loves his dog

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There’s something special, something unexplainable, about the bond between a human and their beloved dog, that much is undeniable if you’ve ever enjoyed the company of a canine companion.

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The same can apparently still be said of a professional footballer and his boyhood club, if you trust Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino‘s assessment of Harry Kane on the day the 23-year-old striker signed a two-year contract extension that’ll, by its end, make him the highest-paid player in club history.

With Manchester United and a number of other clubs hot in pursuit of England’s new leading man, Pochettino couldn’t have been more thrilled to secure Kane’s services through the summer of 2022 — quotes from the Standard:

“Why do you love your wife or why do you love your dog? There’s a special connection. It’s difficult to explain why.

“Harry is a very special man and for that I think it is fantastic to keep him here. He has shown that he loves Tottenham and it is important to praise him and recognize his value.

“If you ask him he is sure that it is not about money. He loves Tottenham and he wants to stay here in this project and that is fantastic. But it is not about money, sure.

“He is English and one of the best strikers in the world. Teams not only in England but in Europe have seen him and have followed him, thinking there would be a possibility one day to take Harry.

“But Harry is very happy here and has shown his commitment to the club once more. That is fantastic.”

It’s all starting to become clear now: no one has the dog’s mouth-wide-open pant down quite like Harry Kane.