Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte says he is not concerned about Harry Kane’s World Cup penalty miss against France. Kane’s penalty miss proved to be a turning point in the quarter-final match.
New Delhi,UPDATED: 24 Dec 2022 15:10 IST
Conte says he is not worried about Kane’s mentality after missing penalty against France (Courtesy: Reuters)
By India Today Web Desk: Tottenham Hotspur boss Antonio Conte says he is not worried about Harry Kane missing the penalty for England against France at the World Cup.
In a tight match in the quarter-finals, France were able to beat England 2-1 to progress, as the Three Lions had to retire. The crucial moment of the match was when Kane missed a penalty in the match when the score was 2-1 and England had a chance to equalise.
Despite this, Conte was not worried about Kane’s mentality after returning to Tottenham. Speaking to reporters, the Spurs manager said he was not fazed by the penalty miss as the England striker is a world-class player.
The Italian tactician said that such moments are part of sport. He said that as a player he never lost a point because he never took one.
Conte said he was not worried about Kane and that he is doing well with the team.
“No, honestly because we’re talking about a world-class striker.”
“In football you can have exciting moments and you can also have moments when you are a little disappointed because you missed a penalty, the second penalty, like the first one he scored,” added Conte, who was part of the Italian team that lose. in Brazil on penalties in the 1994 World Cup final.
“But for me, when I was a player, I never missed a penalty because I didn’t take one. Never! Because I was a real mess. But with a penalty I lost a World Cup against Brazil and I think you live in that moment and you’re really disappointed.”
“For sure in the first period you are sad, but then you know you have to move on. Football gives you the opportunity to have other opportunities to enjoy football… Honestly, I am not worried about him. I saw that he is very good in these two days with us.”
December 24, 2022