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Tottenham boss Antonio Conte reveals who is supporting at World Cup

Tottenham manager Antonio Conte has named the team he will be supporting at the World Cup.


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Antonio Conte is, of course, Italian. However, Italy will not be at the World Cup this year after they failed to make it out of the group stage.

As a result, Conte has revealed that he will instead by supporting England and Tottenham captain Harry Kane.

Kane has been in superb form for Spurs this season and Conte believes his side owes a lot to the striker.

Conte insisted: “I have to be honest and I think in this period, especially the last 13 games, Harry played a really important role.

“If we finish this period in the top four and to have qualification for the next round of the Champions League, we have to place a lot on Harry because in this period we had many injuries but injuries up front.

“We lost (Dejan) Kulusevski and he only played this game. Then we lost Richarlison and without Lucas Moura from the start was difficult. Sonny also struggled a bit at the start of the season. I think Harry honestly deserves great praise.

“He is always an important player, but in this period I think a lot of weight was on his shoulders and he played in a fantastic way. Now he is arriving to play the World Cup with great enthusiasm, in a good physical condition and in my opinion he is mentally stronger than before.

“I see a player that is ready and I see in his eyes the desire to be a protagonist in the best competition in the world in the World Cup.

“I think Harry feels a lot of responsibility because he’s the captain of England,” Conte added.

“I consider England to be one of the best teams in the world, one of the candidates to have an important tournament. For this reason, I know he wants to play an amazing tournament.

“I wish for him the best and for England because Italy is not playing in the World Cup and for this reason I can become a supporter of England!”

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Josh Barker

Josh Barker

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