Antonio Conte speaking to Harry Kane
Tottenham head coach Antonio Conte insists he is “not worried” by Harry Kane’s poor run of form in front of goal this season.
The England captain failed to get on the scoresheet once again as the north Londoners beat Brentford 2-0 on Thursday evening.
Heung-Min Son did score, however, to go alongside Sergi Canos’ first-half own goal.
Conte says getting the three points was “very important” as Spurs aim to gain some momentum in their top-four quest.
“It was a good win,” the Italian said. To get three points today was very important.
“If you are not prepared to play against Brentford you can suffer. We played a good game with the right intensity. We had many chances to improve the result but we have to be satisfied with the performance.
“The points are important for the confidence of our fans and for ourselves and to believe in the work that we are doing every day.”
Conte took the Spurs job last month following Nuno Espirito Santo’s sacking.
“After four weeks I can only speak well about the players,” he added. “They are showing great will, commitment and desire.
“It is important to concentrate on the league. We can enjoy the win till midnight, but one second after midnight we need to start thinking about the difficult game on Sunday. We need to get three points because that is only way to stay close to the high part of the table.”
Kane has only scored one goal in the Premier League this season, struggling for form after a turmoil summer in which he was furiously linked with a move to Manchester City.
“I am not worried about Harry Kane,” Conte said. “He played a really good game.
“He had chances to score, but the goalkeeper was very good. He was in every offensive situation and the point of reference.
“To have a player like this and to play with his commitment, desire and passion makes me very happy with his performance. It doesn’t matter if he scores as long as he plays in this way – I am delighted.
“Tottenham is the first thing we need to think about.”