Tottenham striker Harry Kane makes Antonio Conte claim after delivering top four vow

Harry Kane has backed Antonio Conte to succeed at Tottenham and insists his sole focus is helping the club achieve a top four finish this season

Harry Kane has insisted that he and his Tottenham teammates are happy working under Antonio Conte and has backed the Italian to get the club competing in the upper echelons of the Premier League again. Spurs have endured an indifferent run of results recently that have left them eighth in the table, six points behind fourth placed Arsenal having played a game more than their north London rivals.

Conte’s side face Brighton at the Amex on Wednesday, a game which could prove crucial for their aspirations of finishing in the top four. However, Kane believes that re-establishing the club as potential title contenders will take time, and has backed Conte to get Spurs back to the heady heights they previously enjoyed under former boss Mauricio Pochettino.

“Obviously I still feel like we’re in a process,” he told Sky Sports. “We went two or three years challenging for trophies then we dropped off over the last couple of years. With Antonio, he’s building a culture that he wants to be and wants to put us back in that place.

“The Premier League, it’s such fine lines between challenging or being top four or being sixth, seventh or eighth. Every team is getting better and there are no easy games.

“Of course the manager is working as hard as he can and the players are working. It’s not a quick fix that happens overnight, it takes time and understanding. He needs to talk to the club and chairman and to see what direction we need to go as a club. We can’t speak highly enough of him.”