Antonio Conte backs Harry Kane: “England are one of the best teams in the world”

Tottenham manager Antonio Conte believes Harry Kane is ready for the World Cup and is “mentally stronger” ahead of the campaign. Kane has had a quietly impressive season to date for Spurs, scoring his 13th goal of the season against Leeds at the weekend in a seven goal thriller.

As reported in the Telegraph, Conte insisted Kane is ready for the World Cup “Now he’s arriving to play the World Cup with great enthusiasm, in a good physical condition and in my opinion he is mentally stronger than before. He feels a lot of responsibility because he’s the captain of England. I consider England to be one of the best teams in the world, one of the candidates to have an important tournament. For this reason, I know he wants to play an amazing tournament. I wish the best for him and for England, because Italy is not playing in the World Cup I can become a supporter of England!”

Kane will be hoping to lead England to another successful tournament ahead of Group B games against Iran, Wales and USA.

Jonathan Maze | GIFN

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