Pochettino not worried over Lloris and Kane contracts

Date published: Thursday 17th November 2016 1:20

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino says he is confident that the club will sort out improved contracts for Hugo Lloris and Harry Kane as soon as possible.

Recent reports have suggested that both the players are looking to land six-figure weekly salaries to put them on a par with some of the other top Premier League stars.

However, Pochettino insists Spurs have the situation under control and reckons the duo “want to be at Tottenham”.

“You know for us they are players that are very important, Harry and Hugo, but they have current contracts – five years and three and a half years more – and they are very happy,” said the Argentinian. “That is the most important thing.

“Maybe there are a lot of rumours that can affect our fans, but the fans need to have no worries about this because the players show their commitment to the club, they want to be here for the long term.

“I think they’re talking, the club and the players are talking about maybe improving or having extended contracts. In the future I think it’s not a big problem to do.

“It’s true that you always want to keep your best players and try to pay them as they deserve to be paid, but I think the club is doing a great job, and the players too. It’s only time to fit everything in and we cannot be worried about things like this because the players are very happy.

“They want to be at Tottenham, they feel it’s a project and it’s a club that has the potential to be one of the best in the future. Only I can feel in the changing room and on the pitch that they are very happy.”

Pochettino has also praised Spurs chairman Daniel Levy and trusts him to do the right thing for club.

“Tottenham cannot compare with another club, we have our own philosophy. You cannot compare their situation with another player,” Pochettino added.

“In my life, when I was player and now as a manager, I need to be happy with what I want, what I need, but never to compare with another, because it’s not important.

“I’m calm. I trust 100 per cent the club and [chairman] Daniel Levy. He’s doing a fantastic job with the club. The future is brilliant. All the players wants to commit to the club and you have plenty of examples in the past few months.”

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