While there is uncertainty surrounding Antonio Conte’s future at Tottenham, he has indicated that the club has no desire to let Harry Kane leave
Antonio Conte has stated that Tottenham have a desire to retain Harry Kane for the entirety of his career while also reaffirming his own loyalty to the club.
Kane recently scored twice against Nottingham Forest, taking his total Premier League goals this season to 20, which he has managed for the sixth time in his career.
Despite an inconsistent season, Kane has been in exceptional form for Spurs, who are now focusing solely on securing a place in the Champions League.
Although Harry Kane’s contract is set to expire at the end of next season, Tottenham is reportedly keen to keep him at the club, according to reports.
Even though Antonio Conte’s own future at the club is uncertain, he believes that Tottenham is determined to retain Kane for the rest of his career.
“I think this is a question for the club,” Conte said in a press conference on Thursday. “For sure the club wants to involve Harry Kane for the rest of his career, in my opinion.
“When you have this type of player, a world-class striker like him, you want him to stay here for the rest of his life.
“But then, you know football. Sometimes it’s unpredictable but it’s not in my task to make a decision. This is the decision for the club and for Harry.”
‘World-class’ Kane to stay at Tottenham
Conte was questioned about his position at Tottenham as some fans have expressed their disappointment following the club’s early exits in the Champions League and the FA Cup against Milan and Sheffield United respectively.
“I think that we have to accept every type of situation,” Conte said. “The most important thing to know is that you are working very hard every day at the club that you are working for.
“For the manager, it’s important to do this and to know that you are giving not [just] 100 per cent, but much more to improve the club that believes in you.”
Conte Reflected on his comments in the wake of Spurs’ defeat to Milan, when he said Tottenham might sack him at the end of the season.
“I don’t think the club is thinking this. I think the club sees every day what me and my staff are doing at this club. It was only an answer about my future.” he said.
“I think there is not one club who can tell the manager you are staying here until the end of the season. The future is really strange and you don’t know what will happen tomorrow.
“But I repeat, in my opinion, I will try in every moment to do everything. Me and my staff.
“The club appreciates this. If you continue to ask me if I’m going to sign a new contract, it shows the club is appreciating what we [have been] doing in the last year and a half.”