‘Conscience is clear’ – Harry Kane on transfer saga and Spurs trophy aim

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Harry Kane
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Harry Kane has admitted that his focus this season is on winning a trophy with Tottenham Hotspur.

The England captain had been the subject of intense press speculation surrounding his future for the vast majority of the summer transfer window, having been heavily linked with a move to Manchester City.

The 28-year-old took to Twitter earlier this month to reveal that he would be staying in North London this summer and thanked the supporters who have stuck by him.

Kane was given a warm reception by the travelling Spurs fans following his return to the side when he made a late substitute appearance in the win at Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The forward has insisted that he believes his reputation remains fully intact, despite the transfer saga with City.

Kane was reported to be under the understanding that he had a gentleman’s agreement with chairman Daniel Levy which would have allowed him to leave the club this summer, only to remain as a Tottenham player (Evening Standard).

He told talkSPORT, insisting that the media attention had not affected him: “I’m quite good at getting away from everything,” 

“After the final [of Euro 2020], I was in England for a few days then went off on holiday for a couple weeks.

“When I’m away I’m rarely on my phone to be honest. I really try and use that time to get away from everything.

“I know there was a lot of noise surrouding me but I was quite calm. I knew what the situation was between me and the club and that’s the way it’ll stay.

“Everyone has their opinions on it but that’s part of the parcel of the profession we’re in.

“I’m full focussed with club and country and looking forward to a great year.”

The forward was further quizzed about the transfer situation and whether he believed that it had dented his reputation, he added: “No, I don’t think so.

“I think anyone involved in the football industry knows the ins and outs.

“I was quite calm with the situation, but when you’re in it and you know the truth, then your conscience is clear.

“There’s always going to be noise. My whole career I’ve had ups and downs from when I’m young to where I am, that’s just part of the parcel of it.

“A lot of people that know me will say I’m a professional athlete who’s dedicated my life to this game and that’s what I’ll continue to do.

“I’ll look forward now, the aim has always been to win silverware with Tottenham and it’s been that aim every year.”

SpursWeb Opinion

The Harry Kane PR machine continues to roll and it was interesting that the obvious questions were not asked, such as whether he wants to remain at the club beyond the end of the season or if he is prepared to sign a new contract.

Kane needs to do his talking on the pitch this season, we have a realistic opportunity to win the Europa Conference League at the very least considering the quality of opposition we are up against.

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