Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has heaped praise on manager Antonio Conte, claiming it is a privilege to work with.
Tottenham Hotspur recently advanced to the fifth round of the FA Cup on Saturday, overpowering Brighton & Hove Albion 3-1 in North London.
It was an exhilarating encounter for the Spurs fans, with star striker Harry Kane scoring a brace while a Solly March own goal helped them brush aside the Seagulls and advance to the next round, as head coach Antonio Conte searches for his first silverware with the Londoners.
Speaking after the win, star striker Harry Kane was full of praises for the Tottenham manager, complimenting his intrinsic knowledge about the game. He also hailed his decision-making abilities and acknowledged the value and identity he has added to the Spurs side since taking over from Nuno Espirito Santo earlier in the season.
“He’s been brilliant. I can’t speak highly enough of him. As a coach as a person, he’s really changed the mindset of a lot of players in the team,” said Kane, as quoted by Football.London.
Conte replaced Nuno in early November, being tasked with the responsibility of taking Tottenham out of the fringes of mid-table. During his time at the club, the Italian has maintained an impressive 1.94 points per game ratio, winning six of his ten Premier League matches while losing just once.
“We’re working really hard on the training pitch and seeing the results out there on match days. So, that’s all the player’s can ask for. Keep working hard on and off the pitch and hopefully we can keep this momentum going,” Kane added.
Tottenham’s performances under Conte have helped the north London outfit get back into contention for a potential top-four finish. They are currently seventh in the league table but trail fourth-placed Manchester United only by two points.
The Lilywhites are set to restart their Premier League campaign on Wednesday when they take on Southampton at home. With Arsenal, West Ham and Manchester United exhibiting inconsistent form, it will be an opportunity for the Lilywhites to seize three points and become one of the leading contenders to seal a top-four finish come the end of the season in May.