Tottenham head coach Nuno Espirito Santo insisted Harry Kane is committed to Spurs and has nothing to prove after failing to secure a move away from the Premier League club.
After confirming he will not be leaving Tottenham this month, Kane marked his first start of the season with a brace as Spurs overturned a 1-0 first-leg deficit by topping Pacos de Ferreira 3-0 en route to the inaugural Europa Conference League group stage.
Kane – under contract until June 2024 – had been tipped to join Premier League champions Manchester City, however, a transfer did not materialise.
Following his two-goal haul in London on Thursday, Nuno praised the star England international forward.
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— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 26, 2021
“He played good, he scored, he had good movements, he helped the team in possession, out of possession kept his shape, helped recover the ball,” Nuno told reporters.
“He is still improving. But playing is the best way for all players to improve, to compete and the edge of the game is what takes players beyond their limits and that is what we expect from all of them.”
Asked if Kane is motivated to show his commitment to Tottenham, Nuno replied: “My answer to that is that I see Harry every day since he joined us, every day. He doesn’t have to prove to anyone. He’s committed. You can see.
“All the situations that happen is part of the past, let’s look and move forward, but I see him every day. I see him today in the training sessions.
“I saw him today at the end of the game, now it is time to recover. He is one more that will help us.
“I think we can expect much more from everybody, from all of us. We are starting the competition really early. I think we’re doing ok. We realise there’s a long way to go and a lot of room to improve, all of us, all of us.”
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