Despite continued links with a move to Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur and England talisman Harry Kane is saying all the right things.
It would be hard to blame Kane if he wanted to leave Tottenham Hotspur after the team has struggled to get over the proverbial hump and win some silverware. Let’s not even get started on the manager search. Suffice to say, Kane has some reasons to not be happy. However, with Fabio Paratici now in charge of the footballing operations and Nuno Espirito Santo the new Head Coach for Spurs, it is a new day and Kane’s words indicate he is making the most of it.
England trophy more meaningful
Clearly Kane’s focus is rightly on England and the team being just two matches away from eternal glory. The striker, who is tied with Raheem Sterling for the England lead with three goals, said that the team needs to grab the opportunity with “both hands and not let go”.
Kane also notes how breaking what is now a 55-year curse with England would be even more meaningful than anything he could do at the club level. Kane said “winning a trophy with England would always surpass anything at club level” according to talksport.com.
The opportunities for national trophies come only every two years at most for the entire country and absent Ronaldo and Messi, most pros only get a couple of bites at the apple. It is hard to argue with Kane about the status a European Championship for England would grant a player as opposed to winning any club competition. It is one thing to be a club legend, it is another to be a national icon.
As for Tottenham and the new regime Kane was very complimentary, which is music to the ears of Spurs fans.
Kane complimentary on new Tottenham leadership
As for the new leadership, Kane made clear he had not spoken with either Paratici or Santo. Kane noted he felt wanted and loved by Paratici’s comments about his importance to the club. He went on to say how it is great to get praise from influential football people, noting it provides motivation and confidence.
Later in the interview Kane called Santo a great manager and said that he got Wolves to play in “a really good way” and that he would be in contact after his England duties were finished, which of course he hopes last another full week.
It is unlikely that Kane would have said anything but nice things about both Paratici and Santo as no one wants to rock the boat with the week he has ahead. After all, a chance at European glory does not come around every day. However, hearing Kane be complimentary about both the new director and new coach is a positive thing.
With Paratici, Kane knows he has signed Ronaldo and has helped build a dynasty in Italy with Juventus. On Santo, calling the coach great was positive. It was even more positive to hear him compliment the way Santo’s team played. While it would be odd to hear anything different from the consummate professional, his words are still reinforcing for all Tottenham supporters.