Harry Kane sets his sights on matching Lionel Messi's incredible goalscoring feats

Leo Messi of FC Barcelona reacts during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Athletic Club de Bilbao at Camp Nou

Leo Messi of FC Barcelona reacts during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Athletic Club de Bilbao at Camp Nou

Spurs lost three games in a row under Mauricio Pochettino for the first time recently but have found form again of late, beating Brighton and Huddersfield Town in their last two Premier League games.

The World Cup victor missed his side's Champions League opener, as they let slip a one-goal advantage in the closing stages to lose 2-1 to Inter in Milan.

"It's very clear, very simple, we need to be near him when he gets the ball", he added.

"It's about enjoying the game tomorrow and the best player in the world in Messi", he said.

Kane and co can also draw on the memories of last season's stunning 3-1 Wembley win over Real Madrid.

Harry Kane was back among the goals after scoring twice during the victory at Huddersfield on Saturday and the England global will be a key player if Tottenham are to get a positive result tomorrow.

'We are not victims though.

More news: Flake Demanded FBI Probe Soon After Being Confronted by Sexual Assault Survivors
More news: Koreas Begin Removing DMZ Mines to Ease Military Tensions
More news: In the new smartphone Samsung will multi-modular camera with four sensors

"He set the standard, he and Cristiano Ronaldo have gone above the normal standard, when they are scoring 50 or 60 goals a season", Kane said on Tuesday.

'As a striker I want to try and match that. We need to produce that same energy, the crowd were incredible that night. That is completely unfair for a team that wants to win some titles.

"He's definitely set the standard for the rest of us".

Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris was back in training after a thigh injury but Dele Alli, as expected, was missing with his hamstring problem.

Argentina's Messi now holds multiple scoring records, including the most goals in a calendar year.

And former Tottenham defender Pascal Chimbonda believes it is not beyond the realms of possibility that Pochettino and co will be celebrating at full-time, particularly if they impose their style on Ernesto Valverde's style.

Recommended News

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.