The manager of Tottenham Hotspur, Antonio Conte has stressed that the attitude and commitment of the club’s talisman, Harry Kane is very important to his team after the English striker helped the team to beat Brighton on Saturday, February 5, 2022.
Brighton traveled to Tottenham Hotspur stadium on Saturday to attempt to knock coach Antonio Conte’s boys out of the FA Cup in the 4th round.
Unfortunate for Brighton, they confronted a very compact Tottenham Hotspur side they could not penetrate. Harry Kane gave the hosts the lead in the 13th minute before Brighton’s Solly March scored an own goal in the 24th minute to double Spurs’ lead.
In the 63rd minute of the game, Bissouma scored for Brighton but Brighton’s attempt to equalize was frustrated when Harry Kane scored in the 66th minute.
Despite Brighton’s fighting spirit, they could not overturn the scoreline. Hence Antonio Conte and his boys won 3-1 to scale through to the 5th round of the FA Cup.
The two goals Harry Kane scored against Brighton on Saturday means that the 28-year-old England’s national team captain has scored 15 goals and provided 3 assists in 31 games.
Recall that before the 2021-2022 season commenced, Harry Kane wanted to leave Tottenham Hotspur to a club where he can win major titles. But after a series of back and forth, he decided to stay back at his childhood club.
The England international struggled to pick up his form in the first half of the season but he has started enjoying his game at Spurs, a development that is exciting coach Antonio Conte.
After Tottenham Hotspur knocked out Brighton from the FA Cup, coach Conte spent a considerable amount of time praising Kane.
The Italian coach said: “Harry, in the past, in the games that he didn’t score, I liked his performance,” he said. “Harry is a player who’s scored a lot in the past as a number nine.
“But what we can appreciate – me and the whole team – is his attitude and commitment for the whole team. I think this is the most important thing for us.
“Then, for sure, to score two goals is important because he’s a number nine, he’s used to scoring goals.
“We are working on the physical condition with the team. We’re trying to improve the intensity, also during the training sessions. I think all these situations can improve the performance of all the players.”
As it stands, Tottenham Hotspur will play Middlesbrough in the 5th round of the FA Cup on March 2, 2022. The match is scheduled to kick off at 20:45.