Harry Kane insists that this summer’s Manchester City transfer saga will not tarnish his reputation at Tottenham, despite asking to leave the club.
Kane was criticised for the way he went about trying to engineer a move, which saw a miscommunication result in him reporting for training later than expected. But with Spurs steadfastly refusing to sell, he conceded defeat in his attempt to leave earlier this month.
The England captain has now stated that his ‘conscience is clear’ and is focused on Spurs.
“No, I don’t think so,” was Kane’s response to talkSPORT when asked if he felt the summer saga had negatively affected his reputation.
“I think anyone involved in the football industry knows the ins and outs. I was quite calm with the situation, but when you’re in it and you know the truth, then your conscience is clear.
“There’s always going to be noise. My whole career I’ve had ups and downs from when I’m young to where I am, that’s just part of the parcel of it. A lot of people that know me will say I’m a professional athlete who’s dedicated my life to this game and that’s what I’ll continue to do.
“I’ll look forward now, the aim has always been to win silverware with Tottenham and it’s been that aim every year,” he added.
Kane also stated that he managed to avoid a lot of the noise and speculation surrounding his uncertain future by staying away from his phone.
“When I’m away I’m rarely on my phone to be honest,” he said. “I really try and use that time to get away from everything. I know there was a lot of noise surrounding me but I was quite calm. I knew what the situation was between me and the club and that’s the way it’ll stay.”