Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has opened up on the toughest central defender who he has faced to this point in his career, ahead of his side’s clash with Juventus this evening.
The return of the Champions League this week and next will see some mouthwatering fixtures played out, with Juventus’ clash with English outfit Tottenham garnering plenty of attention around Europe.
Mauricio Pochettino’s Spurs looked extremely impressive on their way to topping a group that featured both Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund late last year, while Juventus, Champions League finalists in 2 of the last 3 seasons, finished runners-up to runaway La Liga leaders Barcelona in their own group.
Of all of the sub-plots to look forward to during tonight’s clash, the battle between Harry Kane and Giorgio Chiellini is certainly one of the most intriguing, with both players widely considered as two of the best in the world in their respective positions.
Speaking in an interview in anticipation of this evening’s matchup, Kane was questioned on the finest defender who he has had to face off against to this point in his career, with Juventus, who have conceded just a solitary goal in their last 16 fixtures across all competitions, long-lauded as possessing some of the most-gifted stoppers in world football:
Kane: “I’ve been asked a few times to name the toughest defender I’ve played against and I’ve said Chiellini He is very experienced. He uses his body well and his positioning well. When you try to make runs, he knows when to step across you.” pic.twitter.com/dLsCIUNYHh
— Juvefc.com (@juvefcdotcom) February 13, 2018