‘A pity’ - What Tottenham’s Conte has said about Harry Kane in classy message amid record push

Antonio Conte has sent a classy message to striker Harry Kane as he looks to equal Thierry Henry’s record.

Tottenham manager Antonio Conte says it’s ‘a pity’ that Harry Kane is breaking records at both club and international level but is yet to win a major trophy in his career.

Tottenham Hotspur’s Italian head coach Antonio Conte (L) celebrates with Tottenham Hotspur’s English striker Harry Kane (Photo by LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP via Getty Images)

The English striker is Tottenham’s all time top Premier League goalscorer with 187 goals. Kane is chasing Alan Shearer’s all time Premier League record of 260 goals and aged just 29, there is every chance that he could topple it in the next couple of years.

At international level, Wayne Rooney still holds the record as England’s top scorer with 53 goals- but Kane has 50 and with the World Cup and more international matches around the corner, its only a matter of time before the Spurs striker breaks that too.

Thierry Henry of Arsenal shows off his Golden Boot and Barclaycard Premiership Player of the Year Award (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

This weekend Tottenham striker Harry Kane will equal Thierry Henry’s 42 goals as the king of London derbies if he can get on the score sheet against Fulham.

He looks like he is enjoying his football under Antonio Conte and going from strength to strength in all aspects of his game.

The three time Premier League Golden Boot winner scored the last gasp equaliser against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge two weeks ago, and grabbed the winner against Wolves at N17.

His double was enough to beat Nottingham Forest at the City Ground to ensure three points for the Lillywhites.

His manager Antonio Conte says he is working round the clock to help the striker add trophies to his remarkable goal scoring career.

Antonio Conte told reporters ahead of the game against Fulham: “ The records underline that you are doing something special, and I think Harry in his career is doing something special in personal achievement because it’s really a pity with so many personal big achievements and you don’t win (trophies).

“Until now he hasn’t won and usually when you score a lot of goals for your national team and club you deserve to have a good win on your back-but we are trying to work and help him to find and get this target.

“You know very well for us that Harry is important and we are talking about a world class striker but I see the desire in him, the desire to do something special.

“When you win it means you lift trophies, Premier League, FA Cup, Carabao Cup and with the national team the Euros, World Cup and these are trophies you have to lift and you are talking about a top player and I think he deserves this.”

Spurs go into the game against Fulham at the back of 11 games unbeaten in the Premier League, but manager Antonio Conte says they will be up against it because Fulham are at a good place at the moment.

He added:  “Fingers crossed because tomorrow for many reasons because not enough time to recover from injury and the champions league and many reasons we have to pay great attention.

“We are facing a team that at this moment it’s not easy to play against them.”