Ben Davies has claimed that he has never seen his Tottenham Hotspur team mate Harry Kane in such good physical condition.
Spurs head coach Antonio Conte and his backroom staff including fitness coach Gian Piero ‘The Marine’ Ventrone were seen to be putting his players through a brutal pre-season session in the humidity of South Korea last month, where the squad were made to do up to 42 laps of the 105metre-long pitch, with those coming back late from international duty doing 30.
Kane was one of those who did the 30 laps and was left exhausted and ended up being sick on the edge of the pitch after completing the demanding set of runs (The Sun).
The England captain admitted last month that Conte had taken his fitness to another level and has benefitted from the meticulous levels of preparation that the Italian demands from his players (Football.London).
Davies praised the dedication which Kane has shown by revealing he is always one of the first players to arrive for training and his hard work is paying off, having scored his first Premier League goal of the season at Chelsea on Sunday.
Davies told Football.London: “I think he’s looking as good as he ever has. He’s a top player.
“He’s shown time and time again the class that he’s got and he’s off the mark again. Let’s hope he can have a successful season.”
Davies praised the dedication which Kane has shown by revealing he is always one of the first players to arrive for training and his hard work is paying off, having scored his first Premier League goal of the season at Chelsea on Sunday, the Welshman added: “I think Harry is not just a top, top player, he’s a top professional as well,”
“He’s one of the first in, he’s always willing to do the hard yards and it’s no surprise he’s got to the top.”
The conditioning of the Spurs players dropped off significantly under both Jose Mourinho and Nuno Espirito Santo, having been set high while Mauricio Pochettino was in charge. Antonio Conte has now taken the fitness levels of his squad to another level, which was clear to see at Chelsea on Sunday given their nature of not throwing in the towel and got their reward in injury time when Kane headed in the equaliser.