When Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane achieved a record, Antonio Conte, who was lying in bed, sent a congratulatory message over the phone.
Tottenham defeated Manchester City 1-0 in the 22nd round of the English Premier League (EPL) in the 2022-23 season held at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England at 1:30 am (Korean time) on the 6th. As a result, Tottenham is in 5th place with 안전놀이터39 points (12 wins, 3 draws, 7 losses), and Man City is in second place with 45 points (14 wins, 3 draws, 4 losses).
Before the match, the match between the two teams was a big topic. This is because if there is a win, the situation unfolds to the advantage of each team. From the standpoint of Tottenham, a foothold was prepared to pursue the top 4, and Man City was able to narrow the gap with ‘1st place’ Arsenal to 2 points. Man City is superior in terms of objective power, but at Tottenham home, Man City was recently on a losing streak, so it was more difficult to predict.
The match was won by Tottenham. In the 14th minute of the first half, Kane, who received a pass from Pierre-Emile Hoivier from inside the box, fired an elaborate shot into the net. Tottenham, who blocked Man City’s offensive in the remaining time, was able to win valuable three points.
With victory, history was also born. Kane, who scored the winning goal that day, became Tottenham’s all-time leading scorer. He scored 267 goals, surpassing Jimmy Greaves’ previous club record of 266. In addition, Kane, who even scored the 200th EPL goal, became the third player in history to have that record.
After the game, Conte called Kane to congratulate him. “You make me proud,” Conte said. He also congratulated the victory through his personal SNS, saying, “I am always with you even from afar. I am proud of our team.”
Meanwhile, coach Conte is currently recovering after undergoing surgery after being diagnosed with cholecystitis. Head coach Christian Stellini led the game this time as well. Coach Conte, who is still undergoing treatment in Italy, showed affection for his ‘disciple’ Kane from a distance.