England’s Kane heads to World Cup in top condition – Sports
England captain Harry Kane will be in the best physical and mental condition when he begins his second World Cup finals campaign this month, Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte has said.
Kane scored his 12th Premier League goal of the season in a 4-3 win over Leeds United on Saturday in his 22nd successive start for Spurs in this campaign.
The 29-year-old’s workload in recent weeks has fueled fears of potential fatigue in Qatar, but Conte said the striker will be eager to leave when England begin their group campaign against England. Iran on November 21.
“We’re talking about a truly world-class striker,” Conte told reporters. “He can continue to improve and get stronger and stronger. Now he comes to this World Cup in the best physical and mental condition.
“I think he feels a lot of responsibility because he is the captain of England. I consider England one of the best teams in the world, one of the contenders for an important tournament.
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“During this period, especially in the last 13 games, Harry has played a very important role. Harry honestly deserves high praise because he is still an important player, but during this period he had a lot of weight on his shoulder. and he played fantastically.