Harry Kane calls on Tottenham to make up for lost time and win trophies under Antonio Conte

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Antonio Conte is Tottenham’s best hope of finally ending their long trophy drought, according to Harry Kane.

The striker, who scored in Wednesday’s memorable 3-2 comeback win at Leicester that maintained Conte’s unbeaten Premier League start in the Spurs dugout, has outlined the “big opportunity” now in front of the team.

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Kane told Sky Sports: “He's one of the best managers in the world.

“We've not really reached the heights we've wanted to as a club over the last couple of years. It's a big opportunity now to take advantage of what we've got.

“He's a manager that demands a lot. He's doing everything he can and as players we've responded really well to him and everyone's working as hard as possible to get success. That's the ultimate goal for everyone here at the club.”

Having pushed for a transfer away from Tottenham last summer, Kane has put aside any thoughts on his future in favour of delivering some much overdue silverware this season.

The 28-year-old namechecked the FA Cup as a priority after Spurs were knocked out of the Carabao Cup at the semi-final stage by Chelsea and kicked out of the Europa Conference League amid a Covid-19 outbreak.

Kane stated: “You need to be honest with yourself. As a club we've not achieved what we've wanted to over the last couple of years for sure.

“We've taken a dip in terms of where we were three or four years ago. It's important that you do realise that - that is the truth.

“We need to respond, and as players it's our responsibility to try to show the manager that we're capable of taking this team back to the highest level.”

On his future, he added: “I just want to be playing at the highest level possible. My focus is fully on this season and trying to get as high up the league as possible. We're still in the FA Cup and we're trying to win a trophy.

“I'm not going to go into loads of detail about anything else going on. It's just about working hard for the team and trying to improve.”