Conte: 'Real pity' Kane has not won trophies with Spurs or England

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Tottenham head coach Antonio Conte believes it is a "pity" that Harry Kane is yet to win a trophy in his career.

The England skipper has seen many personal records achieved and could equal another on Saturday against Fulham, where a goal would see him match the 42-goal tally of Arsenal legend Thierry Henry in London derbies.

Despite Kane's free-scoring form for club and country, the 29-year-old is yet to lift silverware.

For Spurs, Kane suffered defeat in the 2018-19 Champions League and lost two EFL Cup finals, while at international level he captained the England team that was beaten by Italy on penalties in the final of the European Championships at Wembley last year.

Conte expressed his disappointment for Kane in that regard, though added his side are pushing to change the narrative this season.

"The record underlines that you are doing something special and I think Harry in his career is doing something special in personal achievements," he said during Friday's press conference.

"It's a real pity that with so many goals... until now he didn't win [trophies].

"Usually when you score a lot of goals for your national team, for your club, you deserve a good win on your back.

"But we're trying to work and help him to get this target. You know very well for us that Harry is an important player and we're talking about a world-class striker, but I also see in Harry the desire to do something special.

"The win means you lift the trophy, you win Premier League, FA Cup, Carabao Cup or Champions League, with the national team; the World Cup, European Championship. These are trophies that you have to lift and you're talking about a top player and I think he deserves this."

Tottenham's fine start to the season has built upon a strong finish to the end of the last campaign, which saw Conte's side pip north London rivals Arsenal to a top-four finish, with Spurs unbeaten in their last 11.