Champions League: Tottenham Hostspur's Harry Kane hopeful of building 'strong relationship' with new manager Jose Mourinho

The former Manchester United boss, Mourinho has claimed 25 major honours, but that record will be put to the test at Spurs, who have not won a title since the 2008 League Cup

Reuters November 28, 2019 12:12:25 IST
Champions League: Tottenham Hostspur's Harry Kane hopeful of building 'strong relationship' with new manager Jose Mourinho
  • Mourinho’s first home game saw Kane score a brace that helped Spurs come from behind to beat Olympiakos Piraeus 4-2

  • That win came after a 3-2 Premier League victory at West Ham United in the Portuguese manager’s first match in charge

  • Kane previously said Tottenham had found a 'proven winner' in Mourinho as they bid to end their 11-year title drought

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane hopes the club’s winning start under new manager Jose Mourinho can help forge a strong relationship between the pair and lead to trophies.

Mourinho’s first home game as Spurs boss suffered a shocking start, ending happily, though, as Kane scored a brace that helped his team come from behind to beat Olympiakos Piraeus 4-2 and reach the Champions League last 16 on Tuesday.

Champions League Tottenham Hostspurs Harry Kane hopeful of building strong relationship with new manager Jose Mourinho

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho during the Champions League match against Olympiakos. AP

That win came after a 3-2 Premier League victory at West Ham United in the Portuguese manager’s first match in charge following the sacking of Mauricio Pochettino last week.

“When you are winning, it definitely helps your relationship. Hopefully, we can build a strong relationship,” Kane told the British media.

“It’s early days. We have a good relationship so far. We talk, we try and help the team ... Me being one of the leaders in the team he looks to me for feelings and advice on the team.”

Kane previously said Tottenham had found a “proven winner” in Mourinho as they bid to end their 11-year title drought.

The former Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan, Real Madrid and Manchester United boss has claimed 25 major honours, but that record will be put to the test at Spurs, who have not won a title since the 2008 League Cup.

“We know we both want to win big competitions. That’s the team’s aim, my aim and the manager’s aim. Hopefully, I can help him do that this year and see where we can go,” Kane said.

“He’s had two games. So far it’s been about trying to save energy, not trying to work too much with the players because of the games."

“But we obviously have a long season ahead so I’m sure we will get to know each other well over the next few weeks and implement what he wants on our team.”

Tottenham, who are 10th in the Premier League with 17 points, host Bournemouth on Saturday.

 

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