Harry Kane has revealed Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino congratulated him by text after the striker’s match-winning performance for England against Tunisia at the World Cup.
The Three Lions captain scored twice, including a stoppage time winner, to hand England a 2-1 victory over Tunisia in Monday’s Group G opener.
His first goal came after just 11 minutes. John Stones’ header was brilliantly saved by the Tunisia goalkeeper, but Kane was on hand to sweep the ball in from close range.
Tunisia equalised from the spot midway through the first half and England struggled to find an opening for a winner.
That was until Kane got on the end of Harry Maguire’s flick-on to head home in stoppage time, ensuring England got off to a winning start to the tournament.
After the game, Kane revealed he had received a message from his club manager.
“Poch sent me a text message with lots of love hearts emojis and he wrote: ‘Come on, England!'” Kane said, according to ESPN.
“He is rooting for us. He has a lot of lads in the squad. I get on very well with him. He is my boss, the manager, but he is a friend as well.
“You can see he wants me and the team to do well. It is nice to have that kind of relationship with him.”
Spurs fans will be delighted to hear Kane and Pochettino enjoy such a strong relationship, particularly after the duo signed new contracts earlier in the summer.
Kane will be looking to add to his two World Cup goals when England face Panama on Sunday.