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Mauricio Pochettino says his favourite Harry Kane goal saved him from the sack

The Spurs boss claims his job was on the line back in 2014

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has revealed his all-time favourite Harry Kane goal is the one that saved his job back in 2014.

Kane reached a century of club goals in last weekend’s win over Everton, with his Tottenham tally now totalling 103 after his brace against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League midweek.

Harry Kane scored twice to give Spurs all three points

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Harry Kane scored twice to give Spurs all three points

And after looking back at some of the wonderful goals Kane has scored for the club, Pochettino has explained his favourite will always be the last-minute winner he scored against Aston Villa back in November 2014 – because it saved him from the sack.

Kane came off the bench in that game to score a last-minute deflected free-kick

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Kane came off the bench in that game to score a last-minute deflected free-kick

In picking that goal as his favourite, Pochettino said: “Maybe I can find many other goals that were fantastic, but for me the goals are related to emotion, in the period you are living.

“For me that goal was an amazing goal because it meant for us, for everyone, the possibility to stay here today.

“It’s true, the team were 14th or 13th and we were a little bit under pressure because the team was playing well, but not winning games and we were a bit under pressure.

“When you don’t get good results, the first to be sacked is the manager.


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“The first 10 games are the most important.

“That is why that goal allowed us to carry on working and try to change the club.

“We were in the first season at Tottenham and people on day one when I signed the contract said: ‘Ok maybe in a few months we have a new face in front of us’.”

Harry Kane scored his 100th goal for Tottenham in the 3-0 win over Everton

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Harry Kane scored his 100th goal for Tottenham in the 3-0 win over Everton

Kane’s goalscoring exploits over the last year have been particularly extraordinary.

The England striker has now netted a total of 29 goals in 27 games in 2017 at a strike rate better than Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo.

That tally would probably be even higher if he somehow got his act together in August, of course.

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