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Harry Kane breaks silence on Conte’s Tottenham exit and red card criticism


Jun 29, 2003
Harry Kane has described former Tottenham boss Antonio Conte as a "great man" and says the players know they needed to be better in the Italian's final game in charge against Southampton.

"Obviously I wish Antonio all the best," Kane said after scoring the winner against the Seagulls. "I had a great relationship with him and it was just unfortunate that for one reason or another it didn't quite work.

"I wish him luck in his next adventure and in the meantime we'll continue to fight with Cristian, Ryan [Mason, acting assistant head coach] and the staff and try and achieve what we set out to.

"I'm not going to get into [what Conte said]. It was an emotional moment after we should have won the game and to concede two goals in the way we did, we were all disappointed.

"He's a great man, his emotions come out at times and that's who he is and he owns that. Us players we talk amongst ourselves [about the need] to keep fighting and keep improving. We know that Southampton game, we know the Everton game last week we need to do better in those moments when we're leading. Overall, all we can do is keep trying to fight and that's what we'll do."

Source: Evening Standard