Harry Kane coy on future as he demands to play at ‘highest level’ and hits out at Tottenham for ‘falling behind pack’

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Harry Kane coy on future as he demands to play at ‘highest level’ and hits out at Tottenham for ‘falling behind pack’

HARRY KANE has pointed the finger at Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy – claiming a lack of signings and poor managerial appointments are to bla

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HARRY KANE has pointed the finger at Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy – claiming a lack of signings and poor managerial appointments are to blame for the club falling behind their Prem rivals.

The England captain believes new boss Antonio Conte is the right man to take the North Londoners back to the highest level.

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But he clearly feels Spurs have slumped due to bad calls by Levy.

Kane said: “Players come and go and sometimes it disrupts the team a little bit. Coaches come and go and it takes time to adapt.

“The fact is, in the Premier League especially, so many teams are so good and everyone’s building to try and break into that top six. There’s a good eight or nine teams who are fighting for those places.

“If you don’t get one or two things right then you can really fall behind the pack and that’s kind of happened to us.

“So we need to be careful that we don’t keep falling.

“But we’re feeling confident that we can do that, especially since the manager’s come in.”


Despite the improvements made since Conte’s arrival, Kane has refused to commit his future to Spurs.

He tried to engineer a move to Manchester City last summer but failed to secure the transfer.

Asked if he now felt more content, Kane said: “I just want to be playing at the highest level possible.

“My focus is fully on this season and trying to get as high up the league as possible. We’re still in the FA Cup and we’re trying to win a trophy.

“I’m not going to go into loads of detail about anything else going on. It’s just about working hard for the team and trying to improve.”

Since Spurs reached the Champions League final under Mauricio Pochettino in 2019, first-team regulars Christian Eriksen, Kieran Trippier, Danny Rose, Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld, Moussa Sissoko and Erik Lamela have all left the club.

Levy has also axed three managers in less than two years.

Conte appears to be turning things around after replacing Nuno Espirito Santo in November.

The former Chelsea boss is yet to lose a Premier League clash in nine matches since he took charge.

Kane told Sky Sports: “He’s one of the best managers in the world.

“We’ve not really reached the heights we’ve wanted to as a club over the last couple of years. It’s a big opportunity now to take advantage of what we’ve got.

“He’s a manager that demands a lot. He’s doing everything he can and as players we’ve responded really well to him and everyone’s working as hard as possible to get success.

“That’s the ultimate goal for everyone here at the club.”

Kane seems to have rediscovered his top flight scoring form under Conte.

His goal in Tottenham’s thrilling 3-2 win at Leicester on Wednesday was his fourth in his last five Prem matches.

He admitted: “You need to be honest with yourself. As a club we’ve not achieved what we’ve wanted to over the last couple of years for sure.

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“We’ve taken a dip in terms of where we were three or four years ago. It’s important that you do realise that – that is the truth.

“We need to respond, and as players it’s our responsibility to try to show the manager that we’re capable of taking this team back to the highest level.”

Spurs received a boost this week when keeper and captain Hugo Lloris signed a new contract with the club until the summer of 2024.

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