Antonio Conte vowed to “win one thing” with Harry Kane after the striker turned Tottenham’s joint file scorer as his 266th aim for the membership sealed a significant 1-0 win towards Fulham on Monday. England captain Kane netted on the stroke of half-time with a medical strike from the sting of the penalty space at Craven Cottage. Jimmy Greaves’ Tottenham file had stood since 1970, however Kane’s first aim in his final three appearances gave him a share of the historic milestone. Kane performed regardless of being sick with a fever and Tottenham boss Conte admitted he’s determined to reward the selfless star with silverware.
And not using a main trophy for membership and nation, Kane has been linked with Manchester United.
However Conte mentioned: “At present he was superb. I believe he scored a improbable aim, the execution, to manage the ball, then to kick it in that method, solely a world-class striker can rating this aim.
“Concerning the spirit that I spoke earlier than, I wish to underline Harry performed with a fever and he was not so good, however he wished to play as a result of he understood the second.
“He understood he’s some extent of reference for us. For certain, 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.
“Tottenham is in his coronary heart and it needs to be good if collectively we have been capable of win one thing, as a result of then it is very important have this file, however I believe it could possibly be extra necessary in case you win a trophy.”
Kane might break Greaves’ file in Tottenham’s subsequent match within the FA Cup fourth spherical at second tier Preston on Saturday.
It’s only a matter of time earlier than Kane takes sole possession of Tottenham’s most hallowed file.
That exceptional achievement would have appeared unattainable throughout a troublesome begin to his profession that featured a number of failed mortgage spells earlier than he lastly emerged as a star.
Greaves, who died aged 81 in 2021, is thought to be probably the most pure aim scorers in soccer historical past.
A member of England’s 1966 World Cup-winning squad, who netted 44 instances for his nation, Greaves is the best scorer in English top-flight historical past with 357 objectives.
For Kane to be alongside such a legendary participant is a tribute to his predatory instincts and his perseverance.
The 29-year-old is now one wanting changing into the third participant to web 200 Premier League objectives, after Alan Shearer (260) and Wayne Rooney (208).
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Kane additionally drew degree with Rooney as England’s joint file goalscorer after bagging his 53rd worldwide aim within the World Cup quarter-final defeat towards France in December.
Because of Kane’s 18th aim in all competitions this season, fifth positioned Tottenham closed the hole on fourth positioned Manchester United to 3 factors.
It was a much-needed consequence after successive defeats towards Manchester Metropolis and Arsenal broken Tottenham’s bid to qualify for subsequent season’s Champions League by way of a high 4 end.
Conte’s crew had conceded 21 objectives of their earlier 10 league matches.
So, whereas Kane rightly took the highlight, Conte was simply as happy by his gamers’ defensive resilience.
“It was an enormous win. I had an excellent reply from my gamers. I requested them for solidity of the final season and the need and want to struggle and to be resilient,” Conte mentioned.
Failing to show their first half stress into objectives proved deadly for Fulham as Kane entered the file books in first half stoppage-time.
Turning on the sting of the Fulham space, Kane labored a yard of house earlier than curling an outstanding strike previous Bernd Leno.
The record-equalling aim was met with sarcastic chants of ‘one-season marvel’ from Tottenham followers, who recalled the doubting response to his first prolific season for the membership.
Kane virtually had the outright file within the second half, however Leno tipped over his close-range header.
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