England captain Harry Kane has revealed his favourite World Cup moment allows him to poke fun at his Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino.
Kane, who jetted off to Russia with his team-mates on Tuesday, was still at school when Pochettino fouled Michael Owen in the 2002 World Cup, allowing David Beckham to score from the penalty spot and earn England a 1-0 group-stage win over Argentina.
With so many England players in Spurs’ camp, Pochettino has never been allowed to forget that ill-timed tackle, which gave Beckham redemption following his dismissal against Argentina four years earlier.
Kane said: “David Beckham’s penalty against Argentina in 2002 is a definite highlight.
“My Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino was obviously the player who gave away the penalty so we have a bit of banter about it every now and then.
“I was a big Beckham fan growing up, obviously it’s well known that he’s from the same area and we went to the same school. To see the passion in his eyes after he scored that penalty is something that sticks out.”
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