Harry Kane has issued a rallying cry to his Tottenham team-mates to “take advantage” of playing under Antonio Conte and work to return the club to the “highest level”.
Spurs finished in the top four for four successive seasons between 2016 and 2019 under the guidance of Mauricio Pochettino, but have recorded sixth and seventh-place finishes in the Premier League since the Argentinian was sacked in November 2019.
The north London side have also dispensed of the services of Jose Mourinho and Nuno Espiritio Santo since then as they attempt to repeat the success of their time under Pochettino, who led them to the Champions League final just months before his departure.
But while Kane admits Spurs have “taken a dip” over the last few seasons, he is confident Conte – a Premier League and FA Cup winner with Chelsea – is the person to improve their fortunes, as long as the players meet his demands.
In an exclusive interview with Sky Sports, the England captain said: “He’s one of the best managers in the world.
“We’ve not really reached the heights we’ve wanted to as a club over the last couple of years. It’s a big opportunity now to take advantage of what we’ve got.
“He’s a manager that demands a lot. He’s doing everything he can and as players we’ve responded really well to him and everyone’s working as hard as possible to get success. That’s the ultimate goal for everyone here at the club.”