Antonio Conte: " Harry Kane is not only a top player but a top person"
Harry Kane launched the Harry Kane Foundation on World Mental Health Day to battle stigma.
praised England captain Harry Kane, calling him "not only a top player but a top person," after Kane set up a charity to promote positive dialogue about mental health.
The striker started theHarry Kane
Foundation on Monday, World Mental Health Day, to normalise discussions about mental health and combat stigma. During Monday's event, Kane said he aimed to "encourage others to look after their mental health, be their best and not be afraid to ask for help,"
On the eve of Tottenham's match againstEintracht Frankfurt
, Conte praised Kane's ability to play in that position.
"Harry, for me, is the best person to represent this type of campaign, because he's not only a top player but a top person,"
. "He's a really good example and to give him this type of responsibility is good, because you invite people to follow this campaign. I'm sure at the same time Harry is really focused on football. I like that he is involved in this type of situation."
Kane feels that his long and winding road to the top, which included many loan stints at lower-league sides, will serve as motivation for those who are unsure of their own skills. Proving others wrong is "ingrained in my psyche," Kane explained.
"It's always been part of my personality to prove people wrong,"
"When you look back at my career, going out on loan, the things I had to achieve to get to where I am now… for sure, that's part of my identity. It's a really important message for any young boys or girls wanting to become footballers or anything in life. There are going to be knocks along the way, and ups and downs, but it's about how you cope with that, keep working and keep moving forwards."
On Tuesday, Kane hinted that even if those involved face punishment, they will continue to wear the armband
"We've decided that we want to wear it and that's our thought process going forward.
"It'll be down to FIFA, and the FA, I'm sure, will be in contact with them. I haven't heard anything personally yet, so at the moment we're in line to wear it. If anything changes, we'll cross that bridge when it comes."
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