HTML sitemaps tend to be for users and they are not for submitting to search console.
XML sitemaps are good for search engines but not for users, although both may contain the same data they are for different purposes.
To be honest its been quite a while since I have seen a site with a HTML sitemap, this is now not common practice although it is still valid. Webmaster now tend to add navigation or search facilities to allow users access to all your pages.
XML sitemaps only need to be submitted if your site has orphaned pages, i.e. pages that cannot be found via clicking links within your site. One of Googles strengths is their ability in finding pages to index. If the site is just a regular site then there is no need to upload one.
You will read from many SEO experts you MUST upload a sitemap, but its rare I use one and I have no problem at getting my site indexed.