Pochettino disappointed with Alli's PFA snub

Kane and Lukaku have also been shortlisted for the Men's PFA Young Player of the Year award, alongside Dele Alli, Michael Keane, Sunderland 'keeper Jordan Pickford and Man City winger Leroy Sane.

Pochettino added that Kane, who has 19 goals in 23 appearances in the top flight, would be a worthy victor.

The 2016/17 football league season is drawing to a close with teams and players assessing their performances and deciding on targets for next season. Nominating seasoned professionals like Lukaku or Kane for this award is surely a joke.

Having won last season's Women's Super League crown without losing a game, Manchester City are understandably well represented for the women's Player of the Year prize.

The England global has had to settle for a place on the shortlist for the PFA Young Player of the Year, where he's joined by Kane, Lukaku, Michael Keane, Jordan Pickford and Leroy Sane.

As expected, both Eden Hazard and N'Golo Kanté have made the cut.

The England global stars have been in superb form for Tottenham this season, helping the north London club maintain their pressure on Chelsea in the Premier League title race throughout the campaign.

The 21-year-old is however on course to win the Young Player of the Year award for the second year running after another stunning campaign that has seen him score 16 times this season. Alongside the City trio on the six-woman shortlist are Ellen White, Karen Carney and Caroline Weir.

Tottenham have a good recent record in the young player category, with their players winning four of the last five awards (Kyle Walker 2012, Gareth Bale 2013).

This award is being given since the 1973-74 league season and the victor is voted by fellow players in the league, giving the award authenticity and relevance.

  • Julie Sanders