Tottenham boss Antonio Conte has voiced his determination to end Harry Kane's long wait to win a trophy at Tottenham.
Kane asked to leave the club last summer in the hope of joining a serial-winner like Manchester City, but his exit wish was denied and those in charge at Tottenham now hope that Conte can convince the striker to stay.
His affection for the club is not in question, but at 28 years old, Kane has grown frustrated at the lack of success in his career - something Conte hopes to rectify soon.
"I knew the situation in the summer and, when Harry decided to stay in Tottenham, I found a player totally involved in this project. If we want to think to build something to win, Harry must be a starting point," Conte said (via Sky Sports News).
"I understand Harry's situation. When you finish your career, you can see your appearances and the teams you made them for but, at the same time, it's right to see what you have won. This is important, especially for the top, top players.
"I think that when Tottenham brought me here they wanted to send a signal outside, and maybe also to our players. We have to try to build a situation where we are all involved and to try to create a situation that we can be competitive to try to win."
Kane received a similar text message from former boss Jose Mourinho at the start of his reign in November 2019. The boss vowed to deliver silverware to Tottenham but was sacked in April 2021, six days before Spurs lost in the Carabao Cup final to City.
Conte hopes that things play out a little differently this time around, and Kane's goals will be crucial to that. The England captain endured a poor start to the campaign but appears to have rediscovered his shooting boots, netting three goals in his last four Premier League appearances.
A run of eight games without defeat has seen Spurs climb up to sixth in the league table, and they could rise as high as fourth if they win their two games in hand.