Kane says Spurs need trophies to keep him happy

LONDON: Harry Kane says he is happy at Tottenham Hotspuras long as the club start winning trophies as his manager Mauricio Pochettino warned Spurs cannot force their star striker to stay.

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane hailed Kane as the “complete player” ahead of the clubs’ first Champions Leaguetie in October while Manchester United have also been credited with an interest in the 24-year-old.

Kane signed a new five-and-a-half-year contract in 2016 worth more than £100,000 (113,000 euros, $135,000) a week but his wages are still modest in comparison with the world’s leading players.

After scoring twice in Tottenham’s 3-0 FA Cup third-round win over Wimbledon on Sunday, Kane was asked what the club need to do to secure his long-term future. “I’ve always said, just keep progressing, keep getting better,” Kane said. “We want to start winning trophies so that’s the aim. As long as the club keeps doing that then I’m happy here.”

Pochettino said Philippe Coutinho’s move from Liverpool to Barcelona shows there can be no room for complacency, adding the situation would need to be managed carefully. —Agencies

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