Rio Ferdinand has claimed that Antonio Conte has already excelled in one of his biggest challenges at Tottenham – getting Harry Kane back to his best.
Kane had scored only one Premier League goal this season when Conte took over from Nuno Espirito Santo at the start of November.
The 28-year-old looked a shadow of his former self under the Portuguese coach but his performances, much like the rest of the Spurs side, have been much improved under the Italian.
Kane has now seemingly also found his goalscoring boots, having found the back of the net in Tottenham’s last two Premier League games against Liverpool and Crystal Palace.
Ferdinand said after Tottenham’s 3-0 win against Palace that Kane was coming back to his best and credited the new Spurs head coach for the way he has managed the 28-year-old well.
The former Manchester United defender told BT Sport 1 HD (broadcast 26/12 – 17:20): “I think one of his biggest jobs was getting Harry back into form kicking the ball for Spurs again and getting the ball into the back of the net.
“It was a hangover from the Euros yes, but also not getting a move to Man City was a big part of that and it takes a personality and character from a manager to be able to do that.
“I think Harry today he wouldn’t say he was at his absolute best but you saw parts of his game where you go that’s the Harry Kane we all fell in love with and know and love.”
Spurs Web Opinion
Not only is Kane back among the goals but Lucas and Sonny are also looking extremely threatening. Our front three is arguably up there with the best in the world on current form. The fact that Conte has also quickly sorted out our defensive issues, makes us a major force to contend with.
Have something to tell us about this article?