Spurs would rather have Harry Kane than Cristiano Ronaldo, says Jan Vertonghen

Spurs would rather have Harry Kane than Cristiano Ronaldo, says Jan Vertonghen

Spurs would rather have Harry Kane than Cristiano Ronaldo, says Jan Vertonghen

Madrid and Tottenham both have seven points from their opening three Champions League fixtures and drew 1-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu a fortnight ago.

Kane, who is Tottenham's top scorer this season, missed Saturday's match against Manchester United, in which his side lost 0-1.

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino said over the weekend that he was optimistic the prolific 24-year would get the green light to face the Spanish giants.

"He has a good opportunity tomorrow to play if I decide to put him in the starting XI, and make his Champions League debut (this season)", Pochettino said.

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Harry Kane has returned to training with the squad, but there are still doubts whether he will start against Real Madrid at Wembley.

"You don't need me to say it, results speak for themselves". It's impossible to compare this game to the Champions League. "Having him is always a major boost, but definitely we can beat them and that's our intention going on the pitch without Harry Kane - we go for the win". We must do our job, we must believe we can win.

"It's important we learn from this, work on what's gone wrong and keep building as a team because we're still in a fantastic position and we've been in good form". "They are a club with a chance to do great things". I genuinely expect it to be much closer than the reverse tie in terms of performance and result. "We've got a huge game coming up in Real Madrid". Sometimes, it is better to play them after a loss and sometimes they can be relaxed and confidenct. We have seen that in the away game. It's a great stage to play football.

However, Kane is now injured and will possibly not feature in the return leg due to a hamstring injury when Spurs welcome Real Madrid at Wembley Stadium on Wednesday night. Hamstrings take a long time to settle down fully, even if he does feel fit to play. I think that game gave us a lot of confidence going into this game, and as well the other games this season.

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