Harry Kane is 100 per cent committed to Tottenham Hotspur, insists Nuno Espirito Santo, after his replacement skipper brace sent Spurs to the group stage of the Europa Conference League.
- Nuno Espirito Santo insists Harry Kane is fully focused on helping Tottenham
- Kane scored twice on his first start of the season when Spurs Pacos de Ferreira . defeated
- The result saw Spurs reverse their first leg deficit in the Conference League
- Kane’s brace also comes a day after the striker promised his future to the club
- And Spurs boss Nuno said no one could question his skipper’s commitment
Harry Kane has no one to prove after his failed move to Manchester City, Tottenham manager Nuno Espirito Santo insisted after the striker inspired Spurs to win over Pacos de Ferreira on Thursday night.
Kane scored twice on his first start of the season to help Spurs reach the Europa Conference League group stage with a 3-0 win.
A day after Kane entrusted his future to the club, the striker’s name was met with deafening roars before kick-off and was sung by Spurs fans everywhere, who gave him a standing ovation when he was replaced.
Nuno Espirito Santo insists Harry Kane is 100 per cent fully focused on helping Tottenham
Nuno said no one could question his replacement skipper’s commitment after Spurs’ victory
Kane has vowed to focus ‘100 per cent’ on Tottenham and Nuno said no one could question his stand-in skipper’s commitment.
“I’ve seen Harry every day since he joined us. He doesn’t have to prove himself to anyone. He is committed. You can see. All situations that arise are a thing of the past, let’s look and move forward,” Nuno said.
“I see him at training. I saw him today at the end of the game… he’s another one who will help us.’
At the reception Kane received, the manager added: “It was good, our fans are great. The support they give us all… this is what we want, this band for them to enjoy giving (us) everything we have and supporting themselves in the stands. Creating this energy is good for us.’
Kane tweeted, “Goals. To win. Progress.’ shortly after the final whistle on Thursday night, accompanied by a flexed biceps and a photo of him celebrating with teammates.
Kane scored twice on his first start of the season when Spurs defeated Pacos de Ferreira on Thursday
His two first-half goals helped Spurs wipe out a 1-0 deficit from the first leg in Portugal before Giovani Lo Celso’s deflected free kick secured Tottenham’s place in the group stage.
“He played well, he scored, he had good moves, he helped the team,” Nuno said of Kane.
“He is still improving. But playing is the best way for all players to improve, compete and the edge of the game is what pushes players beyond their limits and that’s what we expect from them all.”
He added: ‘We need to use this competition to help us grow as a group and work together in the same direction. I’m very happy with all the boys… I think we’re doing well. We realize that there is still a long way to go and that there is still a lot of room for improvement, for all of us.’