Jose Mourinho: Harry Kane believes new manager can win help Tottenham win trophies
Harry Kane considers manager Jose Mourinho can finish the 11-year wait to get a trophy of Tottenham.
Mourinho won 3-2 at West Ham on Saturday and succeeded the sacked Mauricio Pochettino on Wednesday.
The Portuguese has 20 trophies for his title, since winning the League Cup in 2008, but Tottenham are.
“The gaffer’s won at every club he has gone to – there is no hiding away from that,” said Kane, who travelled to watch Pochettino at home after his sacking.
“He [Mourinho] wants to win. He is a winner. I’ve made it very clear that I am at the stage of my career in which I want to win trophies.
“I’ve made it clear I need to acquire them here and it is a big year for us.
“Realistically we consider the Champions League and the FA Cup this season to attempt to do that, so we’ll see how that goes and then from my point of view I will continue doing what I am doing, continue fighting for this club on the pitch.
“We all want to acquire. When Mauricio was we wanted to triumph; we would like to win the same the gaffer’s here.
“But obviously when someone’s got a standing like he has, it gives you confidence, it gives you that belief in the team.
“It is almost a fresh slate for everybody today to reveal the boss what they are able to do and hopefully the players may thrive on this.”
Tottenham and England captain Kane has scored 175 goals in games but has no winners’ awards to show for this.
Beneath Pochettino, they lost last season’s Champions League final to Liverpool and finished second in the Premier League at 2016-17.
A poor start to this season, with only three wins from their opening 12 matches, cost the Argentine his job – with Kane after the decision had been made, paying a trip to his home.
“I wanted to go and watch him, and we had a chat for a couple of hours. It was nice to do that until the new manager arrived,” additional Kane.
“It was a major jolt on Tuesday night for everybody, the players added, and then it was a quick turnaround.
“All the sudden we have got a new manager, among the best managers there’s been in the sport, so automatically you need to turn your head towards that and focus on the game.”
Kane’s team-mate Eric Dier considers Mourinho is your”perfect” replacement for Pochettino.
“His album is incredible and he conveys that assurance,” said the England international. “How that he speaks, you believe it, you’re feeling it from him. I hope we can acquire a good deal of matches and perform as well as possible.
“I think he’s the perfect person to have followed on from Pochettino.
“That is the sense I have. We’re very happy that if a person was to substitute Pochettino it had been him, with this winning mentality.
“Before we were attempting to win trophies and nothing else will change.
“PersonallyI think for everybody, we’re fortunate to have played Pochettino and now Mourinho. We couldn’t be luckier.”