Antonio Conte has revealed that he can see something in Harry Kane’s eyes at the moment, and believes the Spurs striker is ready to become a protagonist. 

Tottenham at least closed off the first half of the season in style this evening, coming from behind to rescue a win thanks to a quickfire Rodrigo Bentancur brace in North London.

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The Lilywhites went behind early, yet again, at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, and also trailed 2-3 deep into the second half before Bentancur’s double.

While Conte will surely be frustrated at his side’s fragility at the back, you also have to admire how many times the attacking players have dug deep to rescue results this season.

Tottenham overtook Newcastle back into third place courtesy of their win, and guaranteed themselves a spot in the top four for Christmas.

Harry Kane also continued his fine goal-scoring form this season, which has been somewhat overshadowed by Erling Haaland. Despite his comments about Kane’s fatigue in the week (Daily Mail), Conte had plenty of encouraging words this time around.

He said (Football London): “I have to be honest, in this period Harry played a really important role. If we finished this period in the top four and qualified for the top four, I think we have to praise Harry a lot because we have had many injuries at the front.

“Kulusevski only played this game, we lost Richarlison and without Lucas from the start. Sonny you know also, he struggled a bit in the start of the season.

“I think Harry honestly deserves great praise because he is always an important player but in this period there was a lot of weight on his shoulders and he played in a great way.

“He’s arriving at the World Cup with plenty of enthusiasm, in a great physical condition and he’s mentally stronger. I think he’s ready and I can see it in his eyes, he’s ready to be the protagonist.”

Spurs Web Opinion:

I think Harry Kane is dying to be the protagonist in a major final or a Premier League season. He has never been the problem. It’s all about Conte building a team around him that can match Harry’s ambition and quality.

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