ANTONIO CONTE has no considerations in any way that Harry Kane will undergo a hangover from his World Cup penalty agony.
Kane, 29, returned to Spurs training on Thursday, nearly a fortnight after ballooning over from 12 yards in England’s quarter-final defeat to France in Qatar.
Conte is aware of what it’s wish to should take care of spot-kick heartbreak when Italy misplaced the 1994 World Cup ultimate on the end-of-game lottery – although he was an unused sub on the time.
And he is bound his star striker will be capable to put the frustration behind him.
Conte stated: “Soccer can have thrilling moments and you too can have moments the place you’re a bit upset since you miss a penalty.
“After I was a participant I by no means missed a penalty as a result of I didn’t kick (one). By no means, as a result of I used to be an actual catastrophe at it!
“However with a penalty I misplaced a World Cup towards Brazil and I believe you reside this second and you’re actually upset.
“For certain the primary interval you’re unhappy however then you understand that you must transfer on.
“Soccer provides you the chance to produce other probabilities to take pleasure in it.
“Truthfully, I’m not nervous about him. I noticed him very nicely in these two days with us.”
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Kane will probably go straight again into the Tottenham staff at Brentford on Boxing Day.
Notably given Richarlison, the obvious various, is anticipated to be out for an additional “three to 4” weeks with a hamstring damage sustained on the World Cup.
Fellow Brazilian Lucas Moura can be unavailable with a nagging tendon challenge drawback that has plagued him all season lengthy, leaving Conte annoyed.
The Spurs chief stated: “Lucas has this drawback, he is struggling rather a lot to discover a resolution.
“For certain it’s a tough scenario. As a result of I’ve an excellent participant in my squad, however he’s by no means accessible. I don’t know what in the long run occurs about him.”
France captain Hugo Lloris, who misplaced the World Cup ultimate on penalties to Argentina, returns to Tottenham training on Christmas Day.
However Conte revealed the Les Bleus record-appearance maker will be on bench on the Bees the next day, handing Fraser Forster his first Premier League recreation for Spurs.
In the meantime, the saga surrounding whether or not Conte will signal a brand new contract rumbles on.
He has six months left on his deal however is in talks over an extension with Spurs, who at present have the choice of an extra 12 months on his present phrases.
Requested if he may give followers any assurances he can be penning a brand new contract, Conte was usually non-committal, although did say how “pleased” he is on the membership.
The ex-Chelsea chief stated: “We’ve six months to remain collectively, to benefit from the scenario after which we discover one of the best resolution. However I’m actually pleased right here. That is very, crucial for me.”
Tottenham followers will be hoping for some new faces in January, although SunSport understands it will almost certainly be a ‘one in, one out’ state of affairs, if in any respect.
Conte added that any potential signing will have to suit into the membership’s coverage of a youthful expertise with potential that will not break the financial institution on wage.
He stated: “We will attempt to observe this coverage to enhance the staff. If there may be the chance to strengthen the squad we will do it.
“In any other case, we will proceed with these gamers, and I’m pleased with them.”
Seemingly line-up: Forster; Dier, Lenglet, Davies; Royal, Bissouma, Hojbjerg, Doherty; Kulusevski, Kane, Son.