Antonio Conte has told Harry Kane he can fulfill his goalscoring ambitions at Tottenham after the England captain went into the Premier League record books.
Ane’s second-half strike in a 2-0 win over Brighton saw him become the all-time record away goalscorer with 95 goals, also overtaking Frank Lampard to fifth on the list. possible with 178.
The 28-year-old, whose future is certain to be in the spotlight at the end of the season, says Alan Shearer’s 260-goal record is on his radar and Conte says he can help him get an overhaul if he stays. Spurs.
“We are very happy that Harry is scoring a lot. He’s started this season and he’s struggled a little bit because he hasn’t scored a lot,” said the Italian.
The good comeback win we have to watch on Sunday before the international break. Proudly breaking PL’s away goals record, more to come pic.twitter.com/XITrHlcU7x
– Harry Kane (@HKane) March 16, 2022
“We are very happy now because as a coach I know that I have a world-class striker that in every game he can score.
“Having Harry on your team makes you stronger. Harry is starting to understand this team, with the way we are playing, he has many opportunities to improve his record and score and to enjoy every game.
“I see that he enjoys playing with us together and with his teammates and with the way we are playing.”
Cristian Romero gave Spurs the lead in the first half as Conte’s men cemented their place in the top four race.
They are currently three points behind Arsenal, who have one game left while Spurs take on West Ham on Sunday.
“Winning means we’re improving and we’re trying to go one step further to try to get very close to the top of the table,” said Conte.
“Having ambition is right and I set ambitions for my players because it is important to have goals, goals are difficult to be certain because to reach 4th place is not easy, it will be very difficult, right now. We are ready. fight for every game, then sometimes it can happen that we lose a game like at United where we didn’t deserve to lose.
“We are showing great progress and this is good for now and for the future. On Sunday we have an important game against West Ham.
Now we are very happy because as a manager I know that I have a world class striker that in every game he can score.Antonio Conte about Harry Kane
“They have the same goal and we are talking about a team that last season they came before us, they are playing the Europa League.
“Getting three points on Sunday will be crucial to continuing to have hopes of reaching fourth.”
In contrast, Brighton is in decline when losing the last 6 matches.
Boss Graham Potter says the international break has come at a favorable time for his team.
“We need time to reset it it’s been through a rough couple of weeks, sometimes people in that moment, little things don’t go your way and you’re not quite as stable as you used to be, ” he said.
“You have to credit the opponent, they played well today and they have top, top players. The difference in quality is there. We were not good enough at night.
“When you fail, you are not as confident as you could be. That’s not an excuse but it’s understandable.
“You have to look at everything, that’s for sure. What we need to do is use the time to reset, to clear our minds and get out of where we are now.
“We have to use the pain we’re feeling at the moment.”
https://www.independent.ie/sport/soccer/antonio-conte-world-class-striker-harry-kane-can-break-more-records-at-spurs-41455749.html Antonio Conte: World-class striker Harry Kane can break more records at Spurs