FA tweet on Kane 'embarrassing' says Pochettino

  • FA tweet on Kane 'embarrassing' says Pochettino

FA tweet on Kane 'embarrassing' says Pochettino

The Tottenham manager warned that the current negativity around Kane, which includes a tweet mocking the striker from a Football Association (FA) account, could affect the England talisman's form in Russian Federation this summer.

The tweet, which the FA has since apologised to both clubs for, asked Smalling "What's in your pocket?" and included a short video clip of him responding, "Harry Kane".

Pochettino then said that his work so far has allowed Tottenham to compete with four other elite clubs - omitting Arsenal from his list.

With the World Cup less than 50 days away, Pochettino said: "It's a little bit odd from my point of view". "It was a shame because the FA is English football and a potential captain like Kane in the World Cup I think was hard to understand, very, very hard".

'I am working and work in every project like I'm going to be here for life, ' said Pochettino who arrived from Southampton in 2014. "I think the way we are building our success, we are at a fantastic level so it's only (a matter of) time", Pochettino told a news conference ahead of Monday's league game against 12th-placed Watford. We need to teach them, to educate, and this type of situation disappointed me a lot.

'It was hard to understand, very hard and they have apologised about that.

"It was a mistake and he needs to move on quick and not think about what happened in the next few days or the next week". "We need to protect our assets, our English players, our young players". In the context of the question I explained. First of all it was to reduce the gap with the top four.

'You want to win and I want success.

"Many things we are doing fantastically", he added.

Wanyama is still recovering from an injury he sustained while featuring for his club in pre-season in the US. "But I have years on my contract and then, obviously, it is a decision for the club or my owner Daniel [Levy] to trust or not trust".