Antonio Conte: Harry Kane’s Premier League away goals record an outstanding achievement


Harry Kane becoming the leading English Premier League scorer of away goals has been hailed an “outstanding achievement” by Tottenham boss Antonio Conte.

The England captain overtook Wayne Rooney by netting for the 95th time in an England qualifier against Spurs in a 2-0 win over Brighton and Hove Albion.

After Cristian Romero guided the visitors to Amex Stadium, Kane put a point in Rodrigo Bentancur’s ball before hitting Robert Sanchez.

Despite enduring a slow start to the campaign, the striker has scored 22 goals in all competitions, and Conte praised the 28-year-old.

“It’s a great achievement for him, but we’re talking about a world-class striker,” said the coach.

“I’m glad Harry Kane scored this way because at the start of the season he struggled and didn’t score many goals and now he knows the team well, he has good chances to score in every game.

“Having a striker like him strengthens us but at the same time, his mood is good now because he knows he will get opportunities.

A victory in Amex knocked Tottenham between three points with fourth-placed Arsenal and 10 games remaining.

And Conte is delighted with the efforts of his players, who recorded their first win against Brighton since September 2018.

“I’m very happy to do well and to score three points,” said the Italian international.

“In the last half of the season, it is important that we get three points. We want to get closer to the top to see what will happen at the end of the season.

“In my opinion, we are playing very well and progressing a lot with the ball and tonight, we have shown resilience in defense.”

Kane added: “I am very happy to score a goal and help the team win the game. The recordings are good especially when we are not at home.

“It’s always difficult, so knowing that you can do it year after year when you face tough opponents is good, but it’s about team and hard work.

“We moved on to the game, and I think we had it. All in all, it was a wonderful night away from home.

“We played good football; we have to keep winning games.”

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