Connect with us

ARTICLES

“Not good”- Conte gives verdict on Harry Kane’s long-term future at Tottenham

Published

on

Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte rubbishes speculations on the long term future of Harry Kane

According to The Independent, Antonio Conte doesn’t want to look too far ahead when it comes to the long-term future of Harry Kane at Tottenham Hotspur. 

The last summer window wasn’t very comfortable for Harry Kane. After losing to Italy in the final of the UEFA Euros, the 28-year-old was involved in an infamous transfer saga with Manchester City.

Even though he stayed with the North London club in the end, the start of this season raised doubts if he was still hungover about not getting that move. The English captain’s current contract at Tottenham Hotspur would end at one point and what he would do after that is a big question. 

Harry Kane has played the main striking role for Tottenham Hotspur for many years.
Harry Kane has played the main striking role for Tottenham Hotspur for many years.

Performance-wise, Kane has experienced one of the slowest starts of his career this season in the league. However, after the arrival of Antonio Conte, the situation has gotten better. The English star has scored four goals in the last 5 Premier League matches, which reminds us of his ruthless form in previous campaigns.

The 28-year-old has suggested that he wants to be playing at the ‘highest level possible.’ Even though our club has made significant improvements after the arrival of the Italian manager, we haven’t quite reached that level. Thus, speculation would keep arising about Kane’s long-term commitment to the club if we fail to acquire a Champions League spot this term.  

When the matter was raised in front of Conte in a recent interview, he suggested that the English striker has shown tremendous dedication and an elite mentality under his management. 

“Harry has shown to the club a great commitment, and he shows every day a great attitude, a great behaviour, and we are talking about a world-class striker and a fantastic player.”

Will Harry Kane stay at Tottenham Hotspur?
Will Harry Kane stay at Tottenham Hotspur?

The former Inter Milan manager also suggested that looking at the future isn’t going to solve our team’s current problems and therefore, he is more concerned about the present. That does make sense, as Conte’s own contract expires by the summer of 2023. So, it’s not like he is here for the long run if we go by his current contract length.

“Now, it is important to be focused on the present. To look too much forward is not good because now we have to build something in the present and be together with the right will, with the right desire to work very hard and try to improve our situation.”

Antonio Conte’s comments suggest that he trusts Kane to help him build a competitive team, at least in the short run. These two individuals are the most vital part of our team, and their partnership would be key to achieving more extraordinary things. Their commitment in the last few months has been advantageous for our team’s growth. 

More Tottenham Hotspur News

But as a top club, our board should also have a long-term vision. Even if the Englishman decides to stay, not having any backup striker for him has created some major problems in the past few months.

There was no real option to field in place of him when he wasn’t firing in the league, and he could not be afforded rest at times because of a shortage of natural number 9s. Steven Bergwijn’s recent cameo as a centre-forward against Leicester City may provide some respite in that regard, but that is more of a short-term solution, considering the Dutchman is a winger.

An enthusiastic Premier League follower and die-hard football supporter. I am no expert, but I try to present the facts as it is to maintain transparency. Our opinion can differ, but our heart beats together when our favourite team wrestles it out on the ground.

Spurs Transfer News

Alessandro Bastoni is one of the top left centre-back targets for Spurs. (Photo by MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP via Getty Images) Alessandro Bastoni is one of the top left centre-back targets for Spurs. (Photo by MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP via Getty Images)
Columns52 seconds ago

Report: Tottenham in driving seat for signing Alessandro Bastoni

Spurs Transfer News: Tottenham Hotspur are in driving seat for signing Inter Milan defender Alessandro Bastoni According to Corriere Dello...

Yannick Carrasco is a transfer target for Tottenham. (Photo by OSCAR DEL POZO/AFP via Getty Images) Yannick Carrasco is a transfer target for Tottenham. (Photo by OSCAR DEL POZO/AFP via Getty Images)
ARTICLES43 mins ago

28-year-old La Liga star receives transfer offer from Tottenham

Transfer News: Tottenham Hotspur make contact with Atletico Madrid star Yannick Carrasco According to Spanish journalist Juanfe Sanz of El Chiringuito...

Gabriel Jesus has attracted interest from Tottenham. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images) Gabriel Jesus has attracted interest from Tottenham. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
ARTICLES16 hours ago

Tottenham to battle with arch-rivals for Brazilian forward playing in England

Transfer News: Tottenham Hotspur express interest in Manchester City star Gabriel Jesus According to Football.London, Tottenham Hotspur have shown an interest...

Raheem Sterling is linked with a move to Tottenham. (Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty Images) Raheem Sterling is linked with a move to Tottenham. (Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty Images)
ARTICLES18 hours ago

Man City star on Tottenham’s radar to entertain transfer offers from abroad

Tottenham Hotspur linked Raheem Sterling will entertain offers from outside England According to ESPN, Tottenham Hotspur-linked Raheem Sterling is ready to entertain offers...

Transfer News: Tottenham Hotspur are not interested in bringing back Christian Eriksen. Transfer News: Tottenham Hotspur are not interested in bringing back Christian Eriksen.
ARTICLES19 hours ago

“Good chance”- PL manager provides damning update on Tottenham’s midfield target

Thomas Frank has conceded that there is a good chance Christian Eriksen stays at Brentford Speaking in a press conference...

ARTICLES20 hours ago

Transfer News: Tottenham eye 27-year-old PL star to reinforce midfield

Spurs Transfer News: Tottenham Hotspur are targeting John McGinn from Aston Villa According to The Telegraph (Subscription Required), Tottenham Hotspur...

Tottenham Hotspur identify Denzel Dumfries as a top summer transfer target. Tottenham Hotspur identify Denzel Dumfries as a top summer transfer target.
ARTICLES22 hours ago

Tottenham planning to raid Serie A heavyweights for 26-year-old Dutch defender

Tottenham Hotspur identify Denzel Dumfries as a top summer transfer target According to The Sun, Inter Milan star Denzel Dumfries is among the...

Juventus could sell Weston McKennie is Paul Pogba joins them this summer. (Photo by MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP via Getty Images) Juventus could sell Weston McKennie is Paul Pogba joins them this summer. (Photo by MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP via Getty Images)
ARTICLES24 hours ago

Man United star could hand transfer boost to Spurs by influencing Serie A giants’ stance

Juventus could sell Tottenham Hotspur target Weston McKennie if Paul Pogba joins them this summer According to Italian sources Tuttosport and Gazzetta Dello...

Transfer News: Cardiff City beat Tottenham Hotspur to sign Lewes winger Ollie Tanner. Transfer News: Cardiff City beat Tottenham Hotspur to sign Lewes winger Ollie Tanner.
ARTICLES1 day ago

Championship side pip Tottenham to the signature of 20-year-old English prospect

Transfer News: Cardiff City beat Tottenham Hotspur to sign Lewes winger Ollie Tanner According to The Argus, Cardiff City have completed...

Fabrizio Romano denies that Tottenham Hotspur are in transfer talks with Paulo Dybala. Fabrizio Romano denies that Tottenham Hotspur are in transfer talks with Paulo Dybala.
ARTICLES1 day ago

Transfer guru shut down claim of Tottenham being in contact with 28-year-old Serie A star

Fabrizio Romano denies that Tottenham Hotspur are in transfer talks with Paulo Dybala According to the transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano...