Mauricio Pochettino makes worrying admission about Kane ahead of Madrid clash

Mauricio Pochettino makes worrying admission about Kane ahead of Madrid clash

An exam against Real Madrid. "I'm not worried", the Real Madrid manager had said as he sat in front of the media after the match; now, as he sat in front of his captain flying west, and with no need to transmit a public message of tranquillity, he might have felt differently.

"It is important for us not to think just about Harry Kane, whether it is harder with him there or not as hard if he isn't".

Mauricio Pochettino addressed the media before his side take on Real Madrid at Wembley on Wednesday night.

The England forward missed Saturday's loss to Manchester United with the hamstring injury he picked up during the 4-1 defeat of Liverpool at Wembley.

When asked if this is similar to Tottenham talisman Harry Kane, he said: "They are very similar in terms of professionalism".

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane says he thrives in adversity and believes their first ever trip to Wembley Stadium to face Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday can help the Spanish giants shake off the hangover of a sticky start to the season. If the story is to be believed, Perez could be convinced to offload Bale and bring Guedes in to keep Ronaldo happy.

"It's not easy for everyone and, maybe, he was affected a little bit by that". Bale is world class now. I am not worried about him.

"I don't think it's more difficult to attack three defenders".

The Ukrainians will aim to secure back-to-back wins over pointless Feyenoord and take a significant stride towards the next phase. I think we did very well. When someone tries to wind him up, it's normal [to react]. It's happened and we have to do what we know, go out and play football.

"He is so young, still so young - 21".

Destiny has put both teams in similar position both in their respective domestic leagues and in the on-going Champions League and tonight may just the an opportunity to settle the score for both teams to follow their paths in the ongoing season. "And on the pitch, we must show good quality, enjoy playing and try to be better than Real Madrid". Monaco reached the semi-finals last season but sit bottom the group without a win and defeat would leave them on the brink of bowing out of the competition.

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