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Conte 'not worried' about 'world-class' Harry Kane.

Updated: Dec 25, 2022

Tottenham boss Antonio Conte says there are no concerns about Harry Kane after the striker missed a penalty in England's World Cup clash against France.

Kane missed a spot kick as Gareth Southgate's Three Lions were beaten 2-1 by Didier Deschamps' Les Bleus in the quarter-final of the Qatar World Cup.

However, Conte said of the Lilywhites' frontman, Kane, who won the 2018 World Cup Golden Boot: "Honestly I am not worried about him. I saw him very well in these two days with us.

"We're talking about a world-class striker.

"In football, you can have exciting moments and you can also have a moment where you are a bit disappointed because you missed a second penalty. The first he scored."

Man City and England right-back Kyle Walker gave his backing to Harry Kane, saying he will bounce back.

Walker told BBC Radio 5 Live: "Harry Kane faces Ramsdale, Pope, and Pickford in the Premier League, and nine times out of 10 he puts them away. That’s one of Harry’s jobs and one of Harry’s specialties. He’s put one in the back of the net and then he’s put one over. It’s football.

"Would I have wanted anyone else on that penalty? No, not one bit. I feel he has proven himself and we shouldn’t even be questioning him on that. It’s a penalty, you can miss or you can score and that’s the simple thing about it.

"He’s put one away and he’s missed one. Let’s not dwell on it, let’s move forward and show he will come back. I know he will be back because that is the character that he is and the leader he is on and off the field."

Antonio Conte's Tottenham secured a win against Leeds before the break and will be hoping to build on that victory when they travel to the Gtech Community Stadium to play Brentford on Boxing Day.

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