Eager to leave Spurs last summer, Harry Kane will now be fully involved in the project of his new coach at Spurs, Antonio Conte.
The Lukaku storm that hit Chelsea this week reminds that, along with Tottenham, who face the Blues in the League Cup semi-finals on Wednesday evening, the future of Englishman Harry Kane, under a contract until 2024, is causing a stir, and is still causing a stir. The arrival of Antonio Conte on the bench at Tottenham, just before the international break, did not produce an immediate shocker. With 11 goals and 2 assists in 25 games for his club this season, Kane, who had long hoped to join Manchester City last summer, was far from his contribution last year.
Antonio Conte, who has had to show diplomacy to spare his Blues striker, since the start of the season, said the Spurs chief had made an “excellent choice” in keeping Harry Kane in the face of Manchester City pressure.
“This way you show that you want to continue to build something important around one of the best players in your team,” Conte said at a press conference. “He wants to give 100% in every game and I am completely satisfied with his commitment and the relationship we have established within the team,” said Conte, who understands the frustration of his striker, who has not won anything yet. The big cup with his club.
Conte: “A big gap with the other teams”
Conte explained: “I understand Harry’s situation. When you’re done with your career, you can see your appearances and the teams you’ve made for them, but at the same time, it’s also normal to see what you’ve won. This is important, especially for high-level players. Sometimes it ends up being over.” The important players only end up with a few titles while the other, lesser quality players end up with a lot of titles.” As a coach, Antonio Conte has won nine titles, including four Serie A titles.
“I think Tottenham chose me to send a signal abroad, and maybe also to our players,” Conte said. However, Tottenham are 20 points behind the English Premier League leaders, Manchester City, and by nine units on the podium, but by three games less. “Certainly, there is a big gap with the other teams, Conte admitted. I see a lot, a lot of teams more ready than us to win titles. We have to build a situation where we can compete. And try to win.” At the Coupe de la Ligue, where he was an outsider, looking Tottenham, Revitalized by Conte’s arrival, he claimed his first cup since winning the Coupe de la Ligue in 2008.
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