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Harry Kane willing to risk World Cup dream with England to fire Tottenham to Premier League glory this season

HARRY KANE is ready to risk his World Cup dream to keep Tottenham in the title hunt.

Spurs boss Antonio Conte is adamant that striker Kane will put club before country in his remaining seven games before flying off to Qatar as England captain.

A big test awaits tonight with Kane leading the line against Manchester United with third-placed Tottenham looking to keep the heat on their rivals.

Conte said: “I can tell you that Harry wants to play every game.

“A player that wants to play every game is not scared of injury or about missing the World Cup.

“I like to see this commitment and this behaviour from my players.

“For sure we are talking about an important competition with the World Cup.

“But at the same time I can speak about my players. And I trust in my players, I trust in their commitment. I know that they are really focused 100 per cent for our club and for me it is enough for this.”

Kane has scored five goals in his last six games for Tottenham and 51 goals in 75 games for England.

He will spearhead the attack in next month’s World Cup and lead the squad as skipper.

The World Cup kicks off in 31 days’ time in the middle of Europe’s domestic season and there are growing issues regarding injuries.

England’s first choice right back Reece James is ruled out after damaging knee ligaments last week.

And Kane’s team-mate Richarlison gave Brazil a scare with a calf injury at the weekend, although he should be ok.

As the tournament draws closer there are understandable theories that Qatar-bound players may have one eye on their international ambitions while playing for their clubs.

Spurs boss Conte has slammed the timing of the World Cup which stretches across November and December and insists it should never be repeated.

Conte said: “It is too late to complain. For sure in my opinion the whole football environment should have complained at the right time, not now.

“Now it is too late and we have to live with this experience. Fingers crossed there will be no injuries and then we will see what happens.

“After this experience we say ‘we did it once, now let’s continue to do it like the past’.

“What we did in the past was perfect for everybody. I was a player at the World Cup and I played in the European Championship and I don’t want a repeat of this situation.

“After we have seen so many problematic situations there should be no doubt about this. Ok have the World Cup then stop and go back to playing it in the summer.”

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