Kane says Spurs can beat anyone: 'This Champions League is not so scary'

Kane says Spurs can beat anyone: 'This Champions League is not so scary'
From ESPN - November 23, 2017

Harry Kane claims Tottenham now fear no-one in the Champions League and says they relish taking down Europe's biggest clubs.

Spurs sealed first place in Group H with a win over Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday, which means they go through having collected six points off the German side and four from Real Madrid.

After finishing at home to Apoel Nicosia next month, Tottenham will await the draw for the last 16 on Dec. 11, when they could still be pitted against the likes of Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich, Roma and Juventus.

But Kane believes the days of Spurs feeling like underdogs against those sorts of opponents are now long gone.

"When you beat Borussia Dortmund at home and then draw at Real Madrid and beat them at home you come away thinking: This Champions League is not so scary," Kane said.

"We went to Dortmund two years ago and got battered. It was not a game we looked forward to then.

"But now when you are competing with and beating these big clubs in Europe you tend to look forward more to playing them. You want to play in big stadiums against big clubs when you know you can do well.

"Everybody connected with the club should enjoy this moment. To think how far we have come from last year in the Champions League to now when we have finished top with one game to go is something very special."

Mauricio Pochettino could have rested players against Dortmund but Kane said he wanted the "rhythm of playing," despite only just recovering from a knee injury.

The situation is more complicated for Erik Lamela, who has recently recovered from a long-standing hip problem but remains nervous about returning to competitive action.


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