Matt Doherty backed Tottenham teammate and close friend Harry Kane’s World Cup disappointment by scoring “many goals” for his club in the second half of the season.
Kane, who participated in the friendly match where Spurs drew 1-1 with Nice on Wednesday, surprised the players by entering the locker room at halftime.
The England striker was not expected to return to club duty until Friday after he missed a penalty following the World Cup in Qatar, where they lost 2-1 to France in the quarter-finals. tournament.
“Harry is absolutely fine. We all know his character, he’s one of the strongest we’ve ever known, so he’s definitely going to be fine,” Doherty insisted.
“Yeah, he came at halftime (against Nice). This was unexpected. we didn’t know. We’re obviously close friends, so it was nice to have her back.
“I think all gamers use negative times as a learning curve as a way to motivate themselves to get better. I just don’t think it will be for him, I think a lot of people will be like that.
For us, we want him to come back and be the best version of himself as he has been for most of the season so far.
“I don’t think we have any questions about how he will come back. I think he will come back quite well and he will score a lot of goals for us and win us a lot of games.”
Last month, while Kane’s focus was on international duty, players like Doherty and Dejan Kulusevski were subjected to duo sessions by Spurs boss Antonio Conte.
Swedish attacker Kulusevski is excited as his Premier League campaign will continue at Brentford on Boxing Day and believes the Tottenham vice captain will play.
Kulusevski said of Kane: “You always want to be on the field, you want to help your team, so I think he definitely wants to play.
Surprised he came (versus Nice). I thought he’d be back around Friday so it was good to see him back. It was great to see him and I can’t wait to play with him.
“It will help us a lot. I think everybody did a good job (in the World Cup) and I’m happy that we also have a winner at Cuti (Cristian) Romero.”
Kane will play against Brentford on Monday, while Argentine international Romero will disappear.
Hugo Lloris, who finished second with France, is also not available, but Ivan Perisic is expected to return to training on Friday after helping Croatia finish third at the World Cup.
Doherty was one of the Spurs players who spent the most time on the training ground with Conte mid-season, and after scoring goals in friendly games against Motherwell, Peterborough Under-21s and Nice, the Irishman is looking forward to continuing his career. format.
“Physically I am in a very good place right now. Probably in the best condition I’ve been in in a long time. “My knee is in pretty good shape, I’m not worried about any injuries, so I’m ready to attack in the second half of the season and see how it goes.”
“As a wingback, especially the way we want to play, the wingback (role) is very important, so you have to create and score goals.
“I’ve always supported myself to do this throughout my career. If you look at my goal record, it’s pretty good even with the Wolves.
“I want to contribute as much as I can. If you’re playing in this position, I know you have to produce at the top of the court.”