Real Madrid in focus ahead of Tottenham clash

Harry Kane after a heavy first-half challenge by Timothy Fosu Mensah

Harry Kane after a heavy first-half challenge by Timothy Fosu Mensah Credit GETTY IMAGES

Harry Kane took part in Tottenham Hotspur training on Tuesday as he bids to prove his fitness ahead of the Uefa Champions League clash against Real Madrid.

Tottenham, who are top of Group H on seven points, held Spanish champions Real Madrid to a 1-1 draw earlier this month.

His return will be a boost as Tottenham try to beat Madrid for the first time at the sixth attempt, although he said that they must learn quickly after a 1-0 Premier League defeat by Manchester United at the weekend stopped their recent momentum in its tracks.

Although Mauricio Pochettino's men ended up coming up short in pursuit of their first title in over 50 years, they did enjoy their best ever Premier League finish, and the former Southampton man's all action displays during his 36 league appearances were one of the driving forces behind Spurs' improvement. My feeling is good.

Chelsea did get a great result at Atletico Madrid and are a better counter-attacking side than at dominating games, so I can't split them again.

"It may be possible but I don't want to say 100 per cent as we have one more day".

Pochettino said in a press conference: "Of course it's a game where you have to be fearless".

The Spurs centre-back has lauded the in-form hitman on the eve of the Lilywhites' Champions League clash with Los Blancos at Wembley. It's happened and we have to do what we know, go out and play football. We must do our job, we must believe we can win. "It was a great night, a great game to watch as a Spurs fan, so fingers crossed we can get the same sort of result".

"He trained today but it is important we make the right decision". It's a hostile atmosphere in Napoli and they have a great mentality, although City are unsafe on the counter-attack, so I'll go for a high-scoring draw. Sometimes, it is better to play them after a loss and sometimes they can be relaxed and confidenct.

Asked if they could win without him, he said: "Yeah, definitely".

"Of course he's going to help us now".

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