Jose Mourinho has warned that he will not tolerate “prima donnas” at Tottenham as he held Harry Kane up as a model professional.
Spurs stretched their unbeaten run to 10 games in all competitions when they beat Burnley 1-0 on Monday.
Before he provided the assist for Son Heung-min’s decisive goal, Kane prevented Burnley from scoring in the second half when he cleared a James Tarkowski effort off the line.
The England star has five goals and eight assists in the Premier League this season and Mourinho wants all of his players to make sacrifices for the team the way he does.
“In the last minute [he was also] pressing, a sliding tackle and stopping the guys from putting the ball in the box. When you want to win you do everything for your team, there is no space for individuals, no space for prima donnas,” he told BBC Sport.
“Even a top player like Harry has this spirit, I just want to say it’s fantastic.
“I don’t want to say that [this is the most complete he has been], he was amazing with every coach here, he was amazing for Mauricio [Pochettino].
“I want to say that the way the team plays, and today is not the best example of that, but I think he feels very comfortable and it’s a very good way for him to play because he’s good in the box, but he’s also magnificent outside the box.”