Connect with us

ARTICLES

“You name it”- England urged to copy Tottenham’s usage of Harry Kane at World Cup

Published

on

England urged to copy Tottenham Hotspur’s usage of Harry Kane at 2022 FIFA World Cup

West Ham United manager David Moyes has urged England manager Gareth Southgate to take a page out of manager Antonio Conte’s book when it comes to using Tottenham Hotspur star Harry Kane.

The 29-year-old centre-forward is one of the best players in the world heading into the World Cup. He is undeniably England’s main man and their go-to source for goals.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup winner is fit, firing, and in the prime years of his playing career. A player, however, is only as good as the tactics he is made to follow.

Moyes, who has managed Everton and Manchester United in the past, has urged Southgate to utilise Kane in an optimal manner – much like Conte – for the best results. He wrote in his column for the Times (h/t Subscription Required):

 The key is using Kane in the very best way and maybe Gareth will be looking at what Antonio Conte does at Spurs. Conte uses Kane brilliantly.”

“He doesn’t ask him to press too intensely and use up too much energy and he understands how exceptional Kane is at linking up play, so when Spurs win the ball back he always has people running beyond him.”

Moyes has hit the nail on the head here. Conte has understood Kane’s strengths and plays him so his energy is saved for when it matters.

The Englishman doesn’t need to be the most mobile and active player on the pitch. It’s about how he is placed on the field when Spurs are defending and when they win the ball back.

Harry Kane reveals why Tottenham Hotspur up their game when faced with adversity.
Harry Kane with manager Antonio Conte. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

It’s a common sight seeing him dictate play from deep in recent seasons, which is a new dimension he has added to his game. Moyes continued:

“Of course if a team are happy to build up without Kane he’s also brilliant at getting on to things in the box, whether it’s headers from crosses, back-post finishes, you name it. He’s a remarkable weapon for Gareth to have at his disposal.”

It remains to be seen which players Southgate plays alongside Kane. His efficiency at Spurs has also been down to the work-rate of players such as Son Heung-min, Dejan Kulusevski, and Richarlison, who play in and around the centre-forward.

More Tottenham Hotspur News:

England open their World Cup campaign on Monday against Iran, where both Kane and Spurs defender Eric Dier are expected to play a role.

Spurs Transfer News

Ruslan Malinovskyi of Ukraine in the 0-0 Nations League draw against Scotland in September 2022. Ruslan Malinovskyi of Ukraine in the 0-0 Nations League draw against Scotland in September 2022.
ARTICLES5 hours ago

Marseille exit race for 29-year-old Tottenham target due to increased price tag

Marseille no longer running after Tottenham Hotspur transfer target Ruslan Malinovskyi Olympique de Marseille (OM) have exited the race for...

Marcus thuram Marcus thuram
ARTICLES11 hours ago

“He will have many offers”- Bundesliga coach makes honest admission about Tottenham target Marcus Thuram

Oliver Neuville thinks Tottenham target Marcus Thuram may not stay at Borussia Monchengladbach beyond this season Speaking in an interview...

Emerson Royal in Tottenham Hotspur training at Enfield. (Photo by Paul Harding/Getty Images) Emerson Royal in Tottenham Hotspur training at Enfield. (Photo by Paul Harding/Getty Images)
ARTICLES15 hours ago

“He’s useless”- Pundit tells Tottenham Hotspur to sell 23-year-old player

Transfer News: Gabby Agbonlahor backs Tottenham Hotspur to sell Emerson Royal Former Aston Villa striker Gabby Agbonlahor has backed Tottenham...

Sofyan Amrabat of Morocco has a drink prior to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group F match between Canada and Morocco at Al Thumama Stadium on December 01, 2022 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images) Sofyan Amrabat of Morocco has a drink prior to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group F match between Canada and Morocco at Al Thumama Stadium on December 01, 2022 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
ARTICLES1 day ago

Fiorentina chief delivers blow to Tottenham Hotspur in Sofyan Amrabat pursuit

Transfer News: Fiorentina director delivers blow to Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool in Sofyan Amrabat pursuit Fabrizio Romano‘s latest tweet on...

Richarlison of Brazil celebrates after scoring a goal. (Photo by Javier Mamani/Getty Images) Richarlison of Brazil celebrates after scoring a goal. (Photo by Javier Mamani/Getty Images)
ARTICLES1 day ago

Report: Tottenham’s Richarlison among four quality strikers on Real Madrid’s wishlist

Tottenham star Richarlison and Arsenal’s Gabriel Jesus on four-man Real Madrid striker shortlist Tottenham Hotspur forward Richarlison is on a...

Bryan Gil during his time in Seville. Bryan Gil during his time in Seville.
ARTICLES1 day ago

Report: Antonio Conte’s transfer stance on Spurs player with 73 minutes this season hasn’t changed

Tottenham Hotspur star Bryan Gil will be allowed to leave on loan if Antonio Conte brings in a replacement According...

Mohammed Kudus celebrates scoring for Ghana with Inaki Williams. Mohammed Kudus celebrates scoring for Ghana with Inaki Williams.
ARTICLES2 days ago

“Step up to a big club”- Inaki Williams gives ringing endorsement of Tottenham transfer target

Inaki Williams gives a ringing endorsement of Tottenham Hotspur transfer target Mohammed Kudus Speaking in an interview with Radio Marca...

Marcus Thuram headed to Tottenham? (GETTY Images) Marcus Thuram headed to Tottenham? (GETTY Images)
ARTICLES2 days ago

Tottenham Hotspur lining up move for France international playing in Bundesliga

Tottenham Hotspur lining up move for French striker Marcus Thuram According to journalist Ignazio Genuardi, via the Transfer Tavern (h/t Football....

Antonio Conte reveals Tottenham superstar Harry Kane is feeling very 'tired'. Antonio Conte reveals Tottenham superstar Harry Kane is feeling very 'tired'.
ARTICLES2 days ago

“Ronaldo has gone now”- Manchester United urged to complete “impossible” deal for Tottenham Hotspur star

Sven-Goran Eriksson believes Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane would be a perfect fit at Manchester United Former England manager Svan-Goran...

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 13: Goalkeeper Illan Meslier of Leeds United during the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Leeds United at Friends Provident St. Mary's Stadium on August 13, 2022 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Eddie Keogh/Getty Images) SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 13: Goalkeeper Illan Meslier of Leeds United during the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Leeds United at Friends Provident St. Mary's Stadium on August 13, 2022 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Eddie Keogh/Getty Images)
ARTICLES2 days ago

“He’s in the bottom 10”- Tottenham backed to sign a better goalkeeper than Leeds United’s Illan Meslier

Tottenham Hotspur backed to sign a better goalkeeper than Leeds United’s Illan Meslier Illan Meslier has been linked with a...