Harry Kane Hails Tottenham’s ‘Ambition’ after Conte’s Hiring
Harry Kane believes Tottenham’s recruitment of Antonio Conte to replace the ousted Nuno Espirito Santo demonstrates the Premier League club’s “huge ambition.”
Conte, who was appointed as Spurs’ new manager earlier this week, won his first game in charge on Thursday, when his side defeated Vitesse Arnhem 3-2 in the Europa League.
Kane has also struggled this season, scoring only once in nine league outings, but the England captain is enjoying the idea of working with Conte, who formerly managed Juventus, Chelsea, and Inter Milan.
“I am a player that always believes in myself and always believes in my ability,” said Kane. “I am 28 years old, I have still got a lot to learn, a lot to improve on.
“It’s not been the start I wanted, the team wanted or the club wanted so we all know that. We all have to take responsibility for it as players.
“It is not something I am worried about, I will keep working and I am really excited about working with this manager.”
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Kane, who has been struggling since his effort to orchestrate a transfer to Manchester City after Euro 2020 was rejected, lauded Conte’s arrival as a “great manager.”
“It shows great ambition to be honest,” said the forward. “His resume speaks for itself. Everyone knows how highly thought of he is and what he has done as a manager in the game.
“You have to respect that. He will work as hard as he can to improve us as players but it is about us as players, taking it in, learning, doing more on the pitch, doing more in training, doing more away from training, whether it is recovery, making sure we give ourselves every opportunity to win.