Antonio Conte swore to “win something” with Harry Kane after the demonstrator ended up being Tottenham’s joint record scorer as his 266th objective for the club secured a crucial 1-0 win versus Fulham onMonday England captain Kane netted on the stroke of half-time with a scientific strike from the side of the charge location atCraven Cottage Jimmy Greaves’ Tottenham record had actually stood considering that 1970, however Kane’s initial objective in his last 3 looks offered him a share of the historical turning point. Kane played regardless of being sick with a high temperature as well as Tottenham manager Conte confessed he is hopeless to compensate the generous celebrity with cutlery.
Without a significant prize for club as well as nation, Kane has actually been related to Manchester United.
But Conte stated: “Today he was amazing. I think he scored a fantastic goal, the execution, to control the ball, then to kick it in that way, only a world-class striker can score this goal.
“About the spirit that I talked previously, I intend to underscore Harry had fun with a high temperature as well as he was not so excellent, however he intended to play since he recognized the minute.
“He understood he is a point of reference for us. For sure, I would like to help him and me, also his team-mates, to try to do something important, to win something with Tottenham because he loves Tottenham.
“Tottenham remains in his heart as well as it ought to be excellent if with each other we had the ability to win something, since after that it is very important to have this record, however I assume maybe more vital if you win a prize.”
Kane could break Greaves’ record in Tottenham’s next match in the FA Cup fourth round at second tier Preston on Saturday.
It is only a matter of time before Kane takes sole possession of Tottenham’s most hallowed record.
That remarkable achievement would have seemed impossible during a difficult start to his career that featured several failed loan spells before he finally emerged as a star.
Greaves, who died aged 81 in 2021, is regarded as one of the most natural goal scorers in football history.
A member of England’s 1966 World Cup-winning squad, who netted 44 times for his country, Greaves is the highest scorer in English top-flight history with 357 goals.
For Kane to be alongside such a legendary player is a tribute to his predatory instincts and his perseverance.
The 29-year-old is now one short of becoming the third player to net 200 Premier League goals, after Alan Shearer (260) and Wayne Rooney (208).
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Kane also drew level with Rooney as England’s joint record goalscorer after bagging his 53rd international goal in the World Cup quarter-final defeat against France in December.
Thanks to Kane’s 18th goal in all competitions this season, fifth placed Tottenham closed the gap on fourth placed Manchester United to three points.
It was a much-needed result after successive defeats against Manchester City and Arsenal damaged Tottenham’s bid to qualify for next season’s Champions League via a top four finish.
Conte’s team had conceded 21 goals in their previous 10 league matches.
So, while Kane rightly took the spotlight, Conte was just as pleased by his players’ defensive resilience.
“It was a big win. I had an excellent solution from my gamers. I asked for strength of the last period as well as the will as well as need to combat as well as to be resistant,” Conte said.
Failing to turn their first half pressure into goals proved fatal for Fulham as Kane entered the record books in first half stoppage-time.
Turning on the edge of the Fulham area, Kane worked a yard of space before curling a superb strike past Bernd Leno.
The record-equalling goal was met with sarcastic chants of ‘one-season wonder’ from Tottenham fans, who recalled the doubting response to his first prolific season for the club.
Kane almost had the outright record in the second half, but Leno tipped over his close-range header.
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