According to the Spurs manager, Harry Kane manager the racist abuse against his England teammates in the best way possible while in Bulgaria.
But today, Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino hailed the way Harry Kane responded to the problem.
“He’s become a natural leader. He’s great,” he told Goal.
“His commitment, not only for Tottenham but the national team, is fantastic for England and Tottenham.”
The coach added: “We will miss Hugo for a few months and to have Harry to step up is important, like others who are important and mature.”
“They will step up and handle problems when they happen like this.”
“It’s good to see how he behaved and of course he showed great maturity,” he commented.
“The way he handled the situation on Monday was exemplary. He showed calm, followed the rules. We’re so proud of how he behaved.”
“But of course, when you’re on the touchline, you need to understand the players always have rights and it’s difficult to be in their position, know how they feel when they suffer abuse like this,” he said.
“That’s why I will always support my players.”
“Harry handled everything perfectly, I want to congratulate him. He was calm, the situation was always under control. He showed great maturity in these situations which are not always easy to manage,” the manager concluded.
Great performance and I’m proud of the togetherness we showed in some disgraceful circumstances. Racism has no place in society or football. It needs stamping out for good. Also a massive congrats to @OfficialTM_3 on a great debut 👏 #ThreeLions pic.twitter.com/yS9pEFeXie
— Harry Kane (@HKane) October 14, 2019