Striker Harry Kane nearly left Tottenham for Manchester City at the start of the current European season, but was persuaded to stay for at least one more year. Despite the upset, Kane has been vital to the team and has gained a new spirit with the change of command at the English club. Tottenham now have Italian Antonio Conte, before being coached by Portuguese Nuno Espirito Santo, a change that pleased Kane to the point that the forward had to reconsider his exit.
UK media outlets report that the 28-year-old striker, key player and captain of Tottenham immediately approved the hiring of the title-accumulating coach Antonio Conte in his career. Kane understands that a change of command will give the club the necessary ability to fight for great achievements, which have been the English striker’s main ambition in his career.
Now it is up to us, because he (Konte) has nothing to prove. He has already won on the big stage, with great teams, and so he will do everything to improve us. It is up to the players, we have no excuse. We have to make sure that we spend every minute of our lives trying to improve and win for this team. That is the only way for us to move forward,” said Kane, who added.
“He shows a lot of ambition to be honest. The most important thing for Conte was to say that he came here because he has faith in the players, he came here because he wants to win. The passion he brings every day, every day. In combat, shows in every training session, that’s what makes you successful. You enter sports to risk your body for that. You can already feel it,” Kane said.
The first match under the new coach took place last Thursday (04), when Tottenham defeated Vitesse of the Netherlands in the Conference League. Kane played throughout the game and, despite not scoring, contributed with a decisive pass that generated a goal scored by Brazilian Lucas Moura.
Tottenham are currently 9th in the Premier League with 15 points and come from two consecutive defeats in the national competition. With the aim of propelling the team to more prominent positions, Antonio Conte will make his debut in England’s elite, where he has already led Chelsea, next Sunday (7th). The team will visit Everton at 11 a.m. (GMT) at Goodison Park for the 11th round.