Real Madrid v Tottenham
Tottenham’s biggest game of the season so far awaits on Tuesday night in Spain.
The Champions League has so far been a good hunting ground for Spurs. They beat Borussia Dortmund 3-1, before cruising past APOEL in Cyprus.
But taking on Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu will be a wholly different animal altogether.
Madrid have won the competition the last two seasons running, and three times in the past four years.
Using Eden Hazard tactics on Harry Kane
One of the stories which is dominating the Spanish press before the Champions League tie surrounds Harry Kane.
Kane was splashed on the front page of Marca on Monday under the headline “Harry el Fuerte” (Harry the powerful).
— Giovanni Capuano (@capuanogio) October 16, 2017
The Spanish press are keen to link Kane with a possible move to Real Madrid.
Zinedine Zidane was drawn to discussing the Spurs striker in his pre-Tottenham presser on Monday. The French icon labelled Kane “complete”.
According to the Times on Tuesday, it’s believed Real are trying to unsettle Kane adopting tactics used for Chelsea’s Eden Hazard:
Zidane made no attempt to hide his admiration in comments that will irritate Tottenham but are a well-used tactic by the Frenchman, who has frequently showered praise on other club targets, such as Chelsea’s Eden Hazard.
— Neil Henderson (@hendopolis) October 16, 2017
Daniel Levy sets Kane’s price
The Times have also looked into the Kane to Madrid story, and the broadsheet has revealed that Daniel Levy will sell his star at the right price.
Readers are told the following:
Harry Kane is worth more than the £200 million that Paris Saint-Germain paid for Neymar, according to Daniel Levy, the Tottenham Hotspur chairman, in the strongest indication yet of the club’s determination to hold on to their striker.