Harry Kane trains with Tottenham after announcing decision to stay - in pictures

Spurs boss Nuno Espirito Santo delighted with striker's change of heart

Tottenham manager Nuno Espirito Santo admits it was vital to the club's ambitions to keep Harry Kane as he labelled the England striker "one of the best players in the world".

Kane was back in training and could make his first start of the season for Spurs on Thursday in their Europa Conference League qualifying play-off second leg with Pacos de Ferreira.

The striker has accepted he will not be able to force a move to Manchester City and said he was "100 per cent" focused on helping the north Londoners.

"To us it says we are able to keep one of the best players in the world, this is important," Nuno said.

"I think all the players have to show this belief that together we can make good things."

Tottenham trail after the first leg against the Portuguese side and Nuno said Kane is in line to play a part in the return.

"He's much better," said the manager. "Harry joined us for 20 minutes in the previous game. He did fantastically well. He's progressed, he's improving, it's a day-by-day process and he's an option."

Tottenham's preparations for the game can be seen in the gallery above. To see the next picture, just swipe.

Updated: August 26th 2021, 10:05 AM