“You can make a mistake about your wife but not with your striker”- Antonio Conte offers hilarious explanation to indicate the importance of Harry Kane at Tottenham.
Striker has always been Antonio Conte focal point as seen on how he slashed £75m to bring Romelu Lukaku to San Siro during his stint with the club. Conte always wants his teams to play with intensity and with the striker(s) leading the line.
The Spurs boss added: “I knew the situation in the summer and, when Harry decided to stay in Tottenham, I found a player totally involved in this project.
“I am happy to have him in my team because we are talking about the top player, a top striker in the world, and if we want to win or if we want to think to build something to win, Harry must be a point of start.”
England captain underlined this value at the weekend with his brace helping to seal a dramatic 3-2 victory at Premier League champions Manchester City
After suffering a knock to his back at Manchester City, Antonio Conte has tapped into humour to relish the importance of having the ‘best complete striker in the world’, that there is simply no way that he could miss Wednesday’s trip to Burnley
Conte added: “He had a hit in his back but he has to play! If he has one leg he has to play. Harry knows very well the importance he has on the squad for his personality, for his experience
“But he is good. I am joking, I don’t force a player if he is injured to play. I only say to tell you the importance of the player. He is good, he is ready.
I remember very well about this question there is a sporting director in Italy who is my friend, Pantaleo Corvino, he is at Lecce now, and he says:
‘You can make a mistake about your wife but not mistakes about your striker!’
“You understand? For me that is the best quote that I understand in football.
Tottenham face a tough task against a Burnley side who won 3-0 at Brighton at the weekend
‘Maybe it’s the worst period to play them,’ Conte added.
‘One month ago many people said Burnley were relegated, but I’m sure they can save it.
Burnley ended a 12-game winless streak across all competitions in an emphatic fashion as they registered an impressive 3-0 win against Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday.
Considering their solid draws against Manchester United and Arsenal since the turn of the year, It won’t be an easy task for Spurs and will need to be on their toes to grind home the 3 points against the Clarets.