Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has promised not to play Harry Kane at left-back.
Mourinho was appointed Tottenham boss earlier this week on a three-year contract as replacement for Mauricio Pochettino.
Some believe the arrival of the Portuguese will go some way to persuading Kane to stay despite his lack of trophies in north London.
And Mourinho has pledged not to misuse the forward.
“You are not going to see Harry Kane playing left-back, that’s for sure,” he said ahead of his first game against West Ham on Saturday.
It was even reported that Kane could be sold to fund a £200m rebuild of the Spurs squad, but Mourinho will not entertain such thoughts, instead saying he will take him to “the next level”.
“He’s one of the best strikers in the world,” he said. “He’s one of the best strikers in the world, no doubt, no doubt.
“He just needs his team, with him, if his team is England or if his team is Tottenham, he just needs his team to bring him, or to go with him to the next level.
“And what is the next level? Titles.
“I think he needs to win, with us, with England, he needs to bring something to highlight the quality that he has as a player.
“The goals he scores, what he brings to the team. Top striker. I’ve worked with some of the top ones.”