Chelsea legend John Terry has sent out a warning to Harry Kane, as he needs to be “ready to go to work” under new Tottenham boss Antonio Conte.
Kane was keen to leave Spurs during the summer. He did not end up getting his wish despite there being interest in him from Manchester City.
The Englishman has not been his usual self so far this season. He has only scored once in the Premier League from his nine games.
Nuno Espirito Santo started the 2021/22 campaign as Tottenham manager. The former Wolves boss was sacked on Monday after just 17 games in charge across all competitions.
Conte was confirmed as his replacement on Tuesday after the Londoners initially attempted to appoint him in the summer.
The Italian previously worked with Terry at Chelsea. He won the Premier League and FA Cup during his two-year spell at the club.
As reported by the Metro, Terry has reacted to Conte’s appointment at Tottenham:
“I hate to say it but what a signing this is.
“The players will love Antonio and his staff. Be ready to go to work Harry Kane.”
“To be Tottenham manager is a great pleasure, a great honour. Now for sure I want to repay this trust,” Conte said.
“My coaching philosophy is very simple, to play good football and attractive football for our fans with passion. To have a team stable, not up and down.
“The fans deserve to have a competitive team with a will to fight. I’ll do everything to deserve their support.”
He added: “There was a call from Tottenham in the summer but I was very clear. I had just finished with Inter Milan, two important very tough seasons.
“Honestly it wasn’t the right time to start another experience. I prefer to wait and enjoy the time with my family. Also because I think, emotionally, I was still with the last experience with Inter.
“Tottenham is an important club in England and around the world. The stadium and training ground are wonderful. The club and Daniel Levy wanted me strongly. This is a good opportunity, an honour to accept and become the manager.
“I have seen the training ground and I want to start work. These situations push you and increase the desire to do something important for the fans.”