Owen Hargreaves has claimed Tottenham’s Harry Kane’s fitness has changed under Antonio Conte.
The former England midfielder added that Kane “didn’t look fit” before Conte’s arrival, but the Spurs killer is now “more fit” as a result of what his manager is calling for. as he told Premier League Productions (04/16/22 at 11:40am).
When Conte Nuno replaced Espirito Santo at Hotspur, the north Londoners were bottom of the Premier League in terms of running distance.
But that changed quickly as their new Italian coach found himself comfortable in his place as Spurs shot straight to the top of the charts.
Also, there were well-documented talks about Kane’s future early in the campaign, which wasn’t exactly helpful, but all of that was put behind everyone for now.
Nonetheless, that’s what Hargreaves has made of Kane and the 28-year-old’s level of fitness this season.
“Don’t you think he looks fitter with Kane?!” said Hargreaves. “At the start of the season he didn’t look fit to me.
“With Conte, he’s not taking any prisoners now. It’s up to his management and training.
“Italian managers are all about intensity, aren’t they?! They want them to work hard and train hard. The diet.
“Fabio Capello arrived in England, he took away all the sweets, no butter and no bread. And I’m sure Kane will do the same.”
Just like Jose Mourinho and Kane last season, the Englishman has now secured another strong partnership with another trophy-winning manager.
Mourinho was booted out by Daniel Levy before he could potentially help Spurs win a trophy, including a first for Kane.
And now, while Spurs had a day off during their defeat to Brighton yesterday, they’re hoping Conte will bring some of that magic to the club.
A player of Kane’s quality and standing in football simply cannot live his entire career without a trophy.
But with Conte in the dugout, he has the best chance of doing so in Tottenham colours.
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https://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2022/04/17/he-didnt-look-fit-hargreaves-says-fitness-levels-of-tottenham-28-year-old-have-changed/ Hargreaves says the fitness level of the 28-year-old from Tottenham has changed