West Ham manager David Moyes has praised Tottenham Hotspur boss Antonio Conte for the way he utilises Harry Kane in his system.
It’s been a phenomenal start to the season for Kane, who has already bagged 13 goals in all competitions, including 12 in the Premier League (Transfermarkt).
The 29-year-old has helped Spurs maintain a place in the top four of the Premier League and book their place in the knockout stages of the Champions League. Kane is now in Qatar with the England squad, where he will captain his country at a third major tournament.
In recent years, we’ve seen Kane drop deeper during games to put his excellent vision and range of passing to good use, bringing other players into the game and creating more opportunities. There are some who would prefer to see Kane in the box more, though.
Antonio Conte doesn’t seem to have a problem with the way Kane operates however, and by the sounds of it, David Moyes thinks the Italian is utilising Kane’s talents perfectly.
Speaking to The Times, Moyes was very complimentary of the way Conte handles Kane and suggested England manager Gareth Southgate should perhaps follow suit.
Moyes said: “The key is using Kane in the very best way and maybe Gareth will be looking at what Antonio Conte does at Spurs.
“Conte uses Kane brilliantly. He doesn’t ask him to press too intensely and use up too much energy and he understands how exceptional Kane is at linking up play, so when Spurs win the ball back he always has people running beyond him.
“Of course, if a team are happy to build up without Kane he’s also brilliant at getting on to things in the box, whether it’s headers from crosses, back-post finishes, you name it. He’s a remarkable weapon for Gareth to have at his disposal.”
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When a player has the skill set that Harry Kane possesses, it would be foolish to place limitations on him. Kane is so good at collecting the ball from deep and creating chances for those around him, and he still manages to find a goal in most games anyway, so let him play to his strengths.
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