Harry Kane has admitted that he has improved as a player under Antonio Conte and expressed his desire to break Jimmy Greaves’ all-time goal record for Tottenham.

Kane looked a shadow of himself in the first few months of the campaign after his proposed move to Manchester City fell through last summer.

However, the England captain has been back to his best since Conte replaced Nuno Espirito Santo and finished the season with 27 goals and 10 assists across all competitions (Transfermarkt).

The 28-year-old admitted last week that he is loving working with Antonio Conte and hinted that he could commit his future to the club if the Italian stays (Evening Standard).

Kane has now waxed lyrical about the Spurs head coach, admitting that the Italian has helped to improve his game.

The striker told FourFourTwo: “Antonio is a really good manager and I’m really enjoying working with him.

“He just brings a real passion, an energy, a real enthusiasm to training and games, and just makes you want to work. You want to work hard for him, you want to run for him.

“He’s won everywhere he’s gone, so you respect him a lot, and I’m just enjoying it. I’ve worked with some great managers and he’s another one. I feel like my game’s improving under him. Hopefully, it continues.”

Records have been tumbling left, right and centre for Kane over the last few years but the striker is now on the cusp of breaking arguably his biggest record yet.

The Tottenham man finds himself just 18 goals behind the legendary Jimmy Greaves who struck 266 times for Spurs between 1961 and 1970 (Tottenham).

When asked about overtaking Greaves as the North London club’s all-time leading goalscorer, Kane responded: “Jimmy was an amazing player for club and country – he scored an incredible amount of goals in a short amount of games.

“It’s something to try to achieve. I’ve still got a few more to go, but of course, it’d be great to be Spurs’ all-time record goalscorer.”

This appears to be a major hint from Kane regarding his immediate future, as he seems keen to remain at Spurs and push for that record next season. It would certainly be a strange comment to make if he had his heart set on leaving this summer.

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I would not be surprised if Kane hits close to 40 goals in all competitions in Conte’s first full season in charge, given the England captain’s performances since the Italian arrived. The 28-year-old looks likely to become both Tottenham’s and England’s all-time leading goalscorer during the 2022/23 campaign.

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