Chris Ramsey: QPR boss praises Spurs rival Mauricio Pochettino

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino (left) and Spurs striker Harry Kane
QPR boss Chris Ramsey says Spurs counterpart Mauricio Pochettino has "done really well for English football"

QPR boss Chris Ramsey says Tottenham counterpart Mauricio Pochettino has been "very, very brave" for giving young players the chance to play.

Pochettino has picked English striker Harry Kane, 21, ahead of Roberto Soldado and Emmanuel Adebayor.

The QPR head coach was speaking ahead of his side's Premier League clash with Spurs at Loftus Road on Saturday (15:00 GMT).

Ramsey said Pochettino had "done really well for English football".

He added: "He has enhanced his reputation for dealing with young players.

"It surprised me that someone's done it at a club so big as generally what happens is people come in and have to hit the ground running."

Kane has scored 24 goals so far this campaign and has caught the eye of England manager Roy Hodgson.

Ramsey was a coach at Spurs last season under then manager Tim Sherwood as Kane started to break through into the White Hart Lane club's first-team squad.

"English clubs should look to build from their academies, otherwise there is no point having academies and they just become extravagant youth clubs," Ramsey added.