Harry Kane remains sealed on Tottenham future despite admiration for Antonio Conte
Tottenham and England star striker Harry Kane continues to remain closed off from conversation regarding his future at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium as speculation continues to swirl whether or not he will remain in north London beyond the current season.
Kane spoke out regarding the situation at Spurs while away on England duty and deflected his attention to the national team as the Three Lions clash with Switzerland and Ivory Coast at Wembley on Saturday and Tuesday in two friendlies in the run-up to UEFA Nations League play kicking off in June when Gareth Southgate’s side have two away fixtures against Hungary and Germany respectively.
“I can’t control what will happen in the future.”
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“Obviously my main focus is just finishing this season first and foremost. We’re still in competition for the top four. I can’t control what will happen in the future. It’s a big year for everyone, not just me. It’s about controlling what I can control and doing what I can on the pitch.”
“It’s important over the summer to stay focused on that and look forward to a fantastic tournament. I’m not going to get into a personal discussion between me and the manager. My main focus is to finish the season as well as possible. We have a big race to finish top four. The next ten games are all I’m focused on.”
Kane ‘in a good place’ under Antonio Conte
Despite questions still looming over the future of Harry Kane at Tottenham, the England star remains upbeat about his relationship with Spurs boss Antonio Conte as the club looks to hunt down bitter rivals Arsenal for the final Champions League spot as they sit three points off Mikel Arteta’s Gunners.
Kane spoke highly of Conte while reflecting on their working relationship during a season that has not been without struggle but could finish on a positive note with European football on the horizon.
“He’s a fantastic coach, we get on really well. He brings ideas to the game, how he wants me and the strikers to play. I’ve learned different aspects of the game under him.”
“I feel physically better knowing we train and work hard every day. I feel the benefit of that is how I feel physically and mentally with that sharpness. I’m in a really good place. I’m in good form but I feel like I can keep improving and Antonio will definitely keep pushing me to my limits. I enjoy having someone like that as a manager.”
Unfortunately for Spurs supporters, the positive relationship between manager and star striker may not be enough to keep Kane at the club beyond the current season, however, after he was heavily linked with a move to Manchester City in the summer and could presumably garner interest from other clubs over the coming months once again.