Pochettino says this Chelsea striker reminds him of Harry Kane

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Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino has said that Chelsea striker Armando Broja reminds him of a young Harry Kane.

It was Pochettino who coached Kane at Tottenham until he became a global name.

Broja, is only 22 and from the Chelsea academy. Pochettino believes the young striker has the potential to reach Kane’s heights.

The 22-year-old has made 13 Premier League appearances this season having returned from a major knee injury suffered last season. He has been linked with a move away from Chelsea, and it seems there’s no shortage of interest.

“All the biggest strikers needed time when they were young,” Pochettino said, speaking ahead of Friday’s FA Cup clash against Aston Villa.

“They need to find their own balance. But I still believe that he has the potential to be an amazing striker.

“The process takes time. I always compare it to Harry Kane. He went on loan to Leyton Orient, Norwich and spent time finding his real balance. In our first six months, he started to perform only in December and January, and that’s when we started to see his real potential.

“He’s a player that suffered a big injury last season, he needs to put that big idea behind him, always that is difficult. And we are at Chelsea, he is trying to deliver while compared with the biggest strikers like [Didier] Drogba, [Jimmy Floyd] Hasselbaink or others. That’s always difficult for a young guy.”

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