Tottenham head coach Antonio Conte is determined to assist Harry Kane win a trophy with the membership as a result of he believes success will give his information extra validity.
Kane scored Spurs’ profitable purpose in Monday’s 1-0 victory at Fulham, together with his strike seeing him equal Jimmy Greaves’ targets report for the membership.
The England striker now has 266 for Spurs, with only one extra sufficient to put in writing his identify within the membership’s historical past books.
However, Kane, 29, is but to win a trophy with Tottenham, who final loved success within the EFL Cup 15 years in the past.
The environment round Spurs has been poor these days following chastening defeats to Manchester Metropolis and rivals Arsenal, however Conte is attempting to give attention to the positives.
“For positive, I want to assist him and me, additionally his team-mates, to attempt to do one thing necessary, to win one thing with Tottenham as a result of he loves Tottenham,” Conte instructed reporters.
“Tottenham is in his coronary heart and it ought to be good if collectively we have been capable of win one thing, as a result of then you will need to have this report, however I feel it may very well be extra necessary should you win a trophy.”
Conte additionally revealed Kane’s match-winning show got here regardless of him not being 100 per cent.
“At present he was superb,” Conte added. “I feel he scored a implausible purpose, the execution, to regulate the ball, then to kick it in that means, solely a world-class striker can rating this purpose.
“In regards to the spirit that I spoke earlier than, I wish to underline Harry performed with a fever and he was not so good [in terms of condition], however he needed to play as a result of he understood the second.
“He understood he’s some extent of reference for us, for me, for the opposite gamers and, with Hugo [Lloris], they’re the 2 gamers who’re some extent of reference for the dressing room. At present I’m actually glad as a result of I feel he was rewarded with a purpose.”
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Conte’s hope of profitable a trophy with Kane stays a good means off, nevertheless.
Whereas they’re into the final 16 of the Champions League, success in Europe could be an enormous shock.
Domestically they’re 14 factors adrift of Premier League leaders Arsenal, whom they’ve additionally performed two video games greater than, and so they have been knocked out of the EFL Cup in November.
The FA Cup – which pits them in opposition to Preston North Finish on Saturday – represents their solely reasonable hope of a trophy this season, and Conte is urging his gamers to have perception.
“I feel that we have now to be dreamers,” he stated. “I spoke to the gamers and stated right this moment needs to be a place to begin for us.
“Typically within the defeats you may study greater than in a win. After the video games in opposition to Metropolis and particularly Arsenal, it was necessary to make good reflections with my gamers and know that we misplaced one thing from final season, not offensively however we misplaced one thing defensively.
“After I decide defensively, I wish to contain the entire group, so for that reason I spoke to all of the gamers to point out me the resilience, the will to defend the outcome. I’ve clever gamers, good gamers and good males and I feel right this moment that they gave me reply. It needs to be a place to begin.
“On Saturday we wish to go to the following spherical [of the FA Cup]. To go away to a Championship group isn’t straightforward, however to be a dreamer we have now to know this is a vital recreation for us.
“The FA Cup may be necessary for us, and the Champions League and 17 video games to go within the Premier League. If I see this unity, we have now time to have one other good season.”