Conte lauds Kane for converting a penalty against Nottingham Forest
Antonio Conte lauds Harry Kane for converting a penalty in Tottenham’s 3-1 win over Nottingham Forest, his first since miss his World Cup quarter-final miss for England – but Spurs boss admits he would rather celebrate winning a trophy ‘together’
- Harry Kane scored twice in the 3-1 win over Nottingham Forest, with one penalty
- It was the striker’s first goal from the spot since his miss vs France in World Cup
- Antonio Conte says he’d rather celebrate team achievements than individual
Harry Kane converted his first penalty since his miss in the World Cup reached 20 Premier League goals for the season and Antonio Conte said the outcome was never in doubt, but would rather be celebrating a trophy.
‘He can take the penalty kick in a blindfold,’ said Spurs boss Conte, who may have chosen to forget the one Kane blazed over playing for England against France in the quarter finals in Qatar.
‘We’re talking about a world-class striker and today Harry was a good example not for the goal he scored but for his commitment and desire.
‘We talk about singular achievements when we want to speak about team achievements. It would be better to speak about winning together and celebrating a trophy together than a singular achievement.’
Spurs ended a run of three games without a win by easing to a 3-1 victory at home against Nottingham Forest. Kane scored twice and Son Heung-min added the third before Joe Worrall pulled one back for the visitors.
Harry Kane scored twice in the 3-1 win over Nottingham Forest on Saturday, with one penalty
It was the striker’s first goal from the spot since his miss against France in the World Cup
Antonio Conte says he’d rather celebrate team achievements than individual ones
‘I’ve seen the fire in the eyes of my players, I am happy for the response,’ said Conte, who claimed securing fourth place would be like winning the title because there is only one place available behind Arsenal and the two clubs from Manchester.
‘There are many important teams in this race. For us to finish in the top four is like winning the Premier League. It happened last season and I spoke about miracle. This season it will be much more difficult.
‘Liverpool is a competitor. Newcastle is a different Newcastle. I don’t consider Chelsea out of it because they can win the last 12 games, because the squad is so strong.’
Forest boss Steve Cooper blamed the first half performance for his team’s defeat.
‘We just weren’t aggressive enough,’ said Cooper. ‘I didn’t like us in the duels, the one-v-ones, it just wasn’t competitive.’
Source: Read Full Article