Tottenham Hotspur

England manager Gareth Southgate has backed new Tottenham Hotspur boss Antonio Conte to improve Harry Kane.

Kane has started the season sluggishly following his transfer saga over the summer where he failed to secure a move to Manchester City; something that is said to have dented his confidence.

While Southgate admits his captain had a complicated summer, he believes he can have a fresh start under Conte.

“Now there’s a change of manager, I think there’s a fresh start for him. I think that will be a good stimulus. I’m sure the whole thing has been an experience that has been difficult.

“He’s ended up, understandably, with an adverse reaction from some of the fans there. He’s had to deal with a lot of unintentional consequences of the possible move in the summer.

“Antonio coming in is probably a good thing from Harry’s personal point of view. Knowing Antonio as I do, an outstanding coach and a very good man, I’m sure he’ll get a response and a reaction out of Harry very quickly,” Southgate said.

Conte began his league campaign with a draw against Everton on Sunday and will hope to record his first win when they take on Leeds United after the international break.


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