Harry Kane has insisted his conscience is clear after his unsuccessful attempts to force a move from Tottenham to Manchester City.
Kane, who is poised to captain England in their World Cup qualifier against Hungary on Thursday night, made clear that he had no regrets about trying to engineer a move. The striker’s hopes of a lucrative transfer fell through after the Premier League champions decided not to meet Spurs’ £150m asking price, but he is confident the saga has not tarnished his reputation.
“I don’t think so,” Kane said. “Anyone involved in the football industry knows the ins and outs and I was calm with the situation. It was between me and the club. When you know the truth and you know what it going on, your conscience is clear. I have had ups and downs and I know a lot of people who know I am a professional athlete and dedicate my life to this game.
“My focus moving forward is to win silverware at Tottenham and this year is no different. We have started brilliantly in the Premier League with three wins and we have a new manager. This is my focus. We want to win as many games as possible and get that trophy I have wanted all my career.”
Kane, who played a key role in England reaching the final van Euro 2020, has dominated the headlines since announcing in May his desire to leave Spurs. However the 28-year-old said he had not allowed the uncertainty over his future to hurt his focus.
“I am pretty good at getting away from everything,” Kane told TalkSport. “After the final I was in England for a few days and then went on hols for a couple of weeks and I was rarely on my phone. I know there was a lot of noise around me but I was calm. I knew the situation between me and the club. Everyone had their opinions but I am fully focused with club and country and looking forward to a great year.”