Don Hutchison says Liverpool were far too open in their play at Wembley against Tottenham and that played right into Mauricio Pochettino’s hands. Harry Kane speaks after Tottenham thump Liverpool 4-1, days after an impressive draw against Real Madrid in the Champions League. Liverpool gave a masterclass in poor defending as Tottenham took full advantage at Wembley stadium.
LONDON — Tottenham striker Harry Kane has reiterated a desire to become the best player on the planet and says meeting Diego Maradona, one of the all-time greats, was further inspiration.
The Argentina legend, who won the 1986 World Cup, met Kane before the match and watched from the executive box as Spurs’ No. 10 scored twice and set up a third in another standout performance.
Asked if the meeting with Maradona, who was accompanied by Spurs legend Ossie Ardiles, had inspired him, Kane said: “Exceptionally. He was such a down-to-earth, great guy. That’s what it’s about, meeting these people, just feeling their good positive vibes and using that in my game, taking it on the pitch and enjoying it out there.
“He’s a fantastic guy. I got to meet him before the game — great energy, great guy. He is one of the best No. 10s ever so it was great for him to be here. He didn’t speak much English, just Spanish, but he was very energetic. He had some nice compliments — not just to me but to the team and to the manager. It was great to be in the company of someone like that. What a player he was and I can only learn from someone like him.
“Maradona was chatting, laughing, joking, good energy about him. Everyone would probably be in awe of him. What a player he was, still argued to be the best of all time so to have him here and watch us play well was important.”