Tottenham Hotspur is making a late push to finish in the top four of the Premier League after a disappointing season, and Harry Kane has expressed his desire to return to the Champions League.
Last year, the England captain attempted to leave Spurs due to the club’s frightening decline, and following another trophyless season, he may not be willing to settle for another year in second or third-tier European events.
Spurs’ 5-0 home win against Everton on Monday, in which Kane scored twice, moved them within three points of fourth-placed Arsenal, who have a game in hand.
The attacker expressed his respect for Italian boss Antonio Conte, who replaced the fired Nuno Espirito Santo in November.
“I enjoy working with him,” Kane added, “so it’s up to us players to shoulder that duty.” “A lot of us want to play in the Champions League,” says one player. We haven’t played there in a few years, but we believe it is where the club should be.” Spurs, who reached the Champions League final under former manager Mauricio Pochettino in 2019, need to pull together a run of wins, according to Kane, despite facing strong opponents in the coming weeks, starting with top-four rivals Manchester United on Saturday.
With his two goals on Monday, the forward went ahead of Thierry Henry on the all-time Premier League goalscoring record. He currently has 176 goals, with Sergio Aguero’s 184 goals in fourth place firmly in his sights.
“I feel like I’m in a good place,” Kane remarked. “I’m 28 now, and I feel like I’m in a really good spot physically.” I feel that my mental game, game knowledge, and pitch awareness have all improved significantly as a result of my years of experience.
“Antonio has undoubtedly added more strings to my bow. I’m continuously looking for ways to better. I’ll still be trying to improve when I’m 35 or 36.