- Spurs striker Harry Kane has made winning trophies his priority going forward
- He has attracted interest from the likes of Real Madrid over course of this season
- Mauricio Pochettino insisted he could not answer questions over Kane’s future
- Pochettino praised referee Jon Moss for his decision making in Liverpool game
Tottenham striker Harry Kane is the only person who can answer questions over his long-term future, according to Mauricio Pochettino.
Kane has excelled at his boyhood club in recent seasons and scored his 100th Premier League goal in the 2-2 draw at Liverpool on Sunday, but the striker has made it clear that winning trophies is his priority.
The 24-year-old signed a deal to remain at Tottenham until 2022 but former England international team-mate Wayne Rooney told Sky Sports on Monday that Kane could contemplate his future if fifth-placed Tottenham do not start winning trophies.
Mauricio Pochettino says only Harry Kane can answer questions over his future
Kane has been attracting interest from the likes of Real Madrid due to his goalscoring record
Asked about Kane’s long-term future, Pochettino said: ‘That is a question for him, not me.
‘Of course, he wants to score goals and win titles but I cannot say anything more about this.’
Kane has attracted interest from major European clubs in recent seasons, with Real Madrid’s former president Ramon Calderon stating in October that he expected the Spanish club to try to sign the forward.
Kane bagged his 100th Premier League goal against Liverpool on Sunday afternoon
‘He is so happy here and he loves Tottenham but this is a personal question, regarding what he thinks and how he feels. I cannot answer for him,’ Pochettino added.
Meanwhile, Pochettino said that the increasing scrutiny of refereeing decisions, including through the use of the video assistant referee (VAR), was not helping the game.
Tottenham were awarded two penalties including one in the 95th minute of their draw at Liverpool, while midfielder Dele Alli was booked for simulation.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp fumed at the penalty decisions while Pochettino was much more positive about referee Jon Moss and his assistants.
Mauricio Pochettino praised referee Jon Moss for his decision making in the game at Anfield
‘Now we are so focused on minimal details. I am worried. It’s a sport that we love, a passionate sport that people love to watch around the world,’ the Argentine added.
‘We will be pushing that sport into a very rigid structure with VAR, with being focused too much on the small actions like this,’ he added.
Tottenham host north London rivals Arsenal in a Premier League match at Wembley on Saturday.