‘He’s encouraging us to be aggressive’: Antonio Conte heaps praise on ‘superb’ Harry Kane because the Tottenham boss claims he’s not ‘lazy’ like some ‘nice gamers’ and hails the ‘huge instance’ set by the striker
- Harry Kane performed pivotal function in Tottenham’s 5-1 thrashing of Newcastle
- Kane didn’t rating however made an help and dictated play from deeper function
- Antonio Conte was full of praise for the 28-year-old, who units a ‘huge instance’
- Conte mentioned high gamers ‘can generally be lazy’ – however that does not apply to Kane
Tottenham supervisor Antonio Conte has praised Harry Kane for the instance the Spurs star units for the remaining of his team-mates following the thumping 5-1 win over Newcastle.
Kane performed an instrumental function regardless of not scoring within the victory on the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, which noticed his aspect climb above North London rivals Arsenal into the highest 4 of the Premier League.
The England captain, who has been the topic of switch rumours amid reported curiosity from Manchester United, dictated play from a deeper position as his crew ran out comfy winners – thanks largely to a formidable second-half show.
Harry Kane performed a pivotal function in Tottenham’s 5-1 thrashing of Newcastle on Sunday
Conte mentioned Kane’s performances since he took over on the membership in November had been ‘superb’ – and mentioned he was bucking the pattern of star gamers ‘generally being lazy’.
‘At the top of the sport I mentioned it was a disgrace that he didn’t rating however he performed in an incredible manner and received an help,’ Conte mentioned.
‘To have a participant like this in your crew is essential. He can rating targets and create possibilities. I like him as an individual.
‘Talented gamers don’t at all times need to work exhausting however from the primary day I arrived right here he set an instance. You assume that’s regular but it surely’s not. Great gamers are generally lazy and that’s not him. He’s a giant instance for his teammates. He’s encouraging us to be aggressive.’
Antonio Conte praised Kane for the instance he units to the remaining of his Spurs team-mates
The comeback victory for Spurs – who fell behind earlier than scoring 5 unanswered targets – boosted their possibilities of qualifying for the Champions League.
Conte’s males are degree on factors with Arsenal however forward of them on objective distinction within the race for fourth however the Gunners have a recreation in hand, whereas the 2 are additionally attributable to meet in a crunch conflict that’s anticipated to be rearranged for the penultimate week of the season.
The Italian – who has had troublesome moments throughout his tenure however has turned the tide in latest weeks – believes no different crew need to face Spurs given their present type.
Spurs have gained 4 of their final 5 Premier League video games, with Kane – the membership’s top-scorer with 22 targets in 42 appearances this time period – enjoying a pivotal function of their success.
Kane was in very good type for the hosts as they ran riot within the second half towards Newcastle
‘Having extra time and extra days to work with my gamers that undoubtedly helps,’ Conte mentioned.
‘More coaching makes the bodily aspect of the higher. But we are able to enhance.
‘This efficiency and just like the final efficiency on this interval want to present us confidence.
Of course with the Premier League it’s very robust and something can occur but it surely’s not straightforward to play towards us now.’