sport news DANIEL MATTHEWS: A chance to rebuild and a celebration for Harry Kane trends now
From the rubble of defeat, with the crisis summit over but sirens still blaring around north London, Tottenham cobbled together the first few bricks on which to build. Or rebuild.
It proved to be a night of celebration as Harry Kane shrugged off his fever to move alongside Jimmy Greaves in the club record books.
Tottenham sealed a 1-0 victory over Fulham in the Premier League to end their miserable run
Harry Kane shrugged off his fever to move alongside Jimmy Greaves in the club record books
A night when Conte teased supporters by suggesting the vista of Kane and Tottenham and silverware can be more than a mirage.
When the Italian saw the same signs of life that carried them back to the Champions League. When he urged Tottenham to dream once more.
Antonio Conte teased fans by suggesting the vista of Tottenham and silverware can be more than a mirage
‘Seventeen games to go in the Premier League and it is up to us,’ Conte said.
‘If I see this desire again, this commitment, this unity and the will to help each other, I think that we have time to have another good season.’
Marco Silva’s side could have leapfrogged Tottenham. Instead Spurs moved to within three points of the top four after only their second Premier League win in six games and only a second league clean sheet since October.
Yet Monday’s visit to Craven Cottage served also to highlight the fissures that remain.
It took around five minutes for the travelling support to mark their territory: they sung for Conte and Kane, they asked for chairman Daniel Levy to find another club.
The uncertainty surrounding Spurs managing director of football Fabio Paratici goes on