Harry Kane says that Tottenham will go to Santiago Bernabeu confident and in anticipation of a win against Real Madrid after their 3-0 Champions League victory at Apoel Nicosia on Tuesday night.
“I’d say it’s the most confident I’ve felt,” Kane said. “I’ve scored quite a few goals this September and there’s another game left at Huddersfield on Saturday. Hopefully I can take the form into that game and keep going.”
“It’s part of being more mature. The more I play, the more I get a sense of what defenders will do at certain times. For example, I went back across through the [defender’s] legs for the second goal against Apoel, little things like that. As you get older and wiser, things come naturally.”
Kane, 24, did not find the net in August, but has scored twice in two matches for England and nine in five for Tottenham thus far in September.
While looking forward to adding to his account against Huddersfield town in the Premier League this weekend, Kane says that he also has sights in Spurs’ next Champions League fixture — to be played against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu on 17 October, before Tottenham would then host the European champions at Wembley in the return fixture on 1 November.
Spurs are also currently joint-leaders of Champions League Group H with Real, having followed up the 3-1 win against Borussia Dortmund at Wembley with victory in Nicosia. Kane, who has never been to the Bernabeu, intends to make his mark in the upcoming game.
“We feel we can beat anyone on our day,” Kane said. “Of course we know it will be tough but it’s two good teams and an open game, probably. It will come down to who is more clinical – hopefully that can be us. We are going there to win, not just to get a result. We will see what happens.”
“They (Real Madrid) have one of the best defences with [Sergio] Ramos, Marcelo, players like that. I want to test myself against the best and they have been the best in the last few years, without a doubt. It’s going to be exciting. I want to put in a performance like I have been recently.”
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