Conte is desperate to help Kane win a trophy to confirm Spurs records

Tottenham manager Antonio Conte is desperate to help Harry Kane win a trophy with the club as he believes success will add more value to his records.

Kane scored Spurs’ winning goal in Monday’s 1-0 victory over Fulham with his strike equaling Jimmy Greaves’ record for goals for the club.

The England striker now has 266 goals for Spurs and just one is enough to put his name in the club’s history books.

But Kane, 29, has yet to win a trophy with Tottenham, who last had success in the EFL Cup 15 years ago.

The atmosphere around Spurs has been bleak lately after heavy defeats to Manchester City and rivals Arsenal, but Conte is trying to focus on the positives.

“I would definitely like to help him and myself and his teammates, try to do something important, win something with Tottenham because he loves Tottenham,” Conte told reporters.

“Tottenham is in his heart and it should be good if we can win something together because then that record is important, but I think it may be more important to win a trophy.”

Conte also revealed that Kane’s winning performance came despite not being 100 percent ready.

“Today was amazing,” added Conte. “I think he scored a fantastic goal, an execution, ball control and then a kick in a way that only a world class striker can score that goal.

“Regarding the spirit I was talking about earlier, I want to point out that Harry was playing with a fever and he wasn’t that good [in terms of condition]but he wanted to play because he understood the moment.

“He understood that he was a reference point for us, for me, for other players and for Hugo [Lloris], these two players are the benchmark for the locker room. Today I’m really happy because I think he was awarded with a goal.

Conte’s hope of winning a trophy with Kane, however, remains far away.

Although they are in the 1/8 finals of the Champions League, success in Europe would be a huge shock.

Domestically, they are 14 points behind Premier League leaders Arsenal, who they also played two more games against, and were knocked out of the EFL Cup in November.

The FA Cup – where they face Preston North End on Saturday – is their only realistic hope of a trophy this season, and Conte urges his players to believe.

“I think we have to be dreamers,” he said. “I spoke to the players and said that today must be the starting point for us.

“You can often learn more from failure than from winning. After the games against City and especially against Arsenal, it was important to do some good reflections with my players and to know that we lost something from last season, not in attack, but we lost something in defence.

“When I choose defensively, I want to involve the whole team, so I spoke to all the players to show me resilience, to defend the result. I have smart players, smart players and good people and I think today that they gave me a good answer. This must be the starting point.

“On Saturday we want to go to the next round [of the FA Cup]. Going to the championship team is not easy, but to be a dreamer we have to know that this is an important game for us.

“The FA Cup can be important for us, as can the Champions League and 17 games to play in the Premier League. If I see that unity, we have time for another good season.”

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