Pochettino 'confident' Kane will face Madrid

Spurs should back Llorente after paying £11 million for him

Both Tottenham and Madrid sit on level in Group H with seven points apiece, with a win for either side all-but confirming their entry into the Round of 16.

A shock defeat to West Ham last week saw Spurs knocked out of the EFL Cup and Manchester United beat them at Old Trafford at the weekend, but Pochettino wants to see his side be fearless when they face Real Madrid. We feel very confident going into the game, in a good, or not good form, and I think that Real are quality.

Spurs could be without leading goalscorer Harry Kane for the visit of Madrid, the England striker battling to recover from a hamstring injury, while Mauricio Pochettino unveiled a tactical surprise with a change in shape to a front two for the 1-1 draw at the Santiago Bernabeu.

"The most important thing is to be competitive", said Pochettino.

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

"It is not without its complications in the build-up but we are prepared to go out and do our job". "We always want to win and show that we can manage the pressure".

However, this is a really tough game.

"He trained today but it is important we make the right decision". They'll hopefully be more expansive than their recent displays. It's not just me saying that, the results speak for themselves. They backed up a 3-0 win at home to Apoel Nicosia with a 3-1 victory away to Borussia Dortmund before drawing at home to Tottenham. It's a hostile atmosphere in Napoli and they have a great mentality, although City are risky on the counter-attack, so I'll go for a high-scoring draw. It's a great stage to play football. I think that game gave us a lot of confidence going into this game, and as well the other games this season.

"As for me, I played in the old Wembley and that was a great feeling".

Vertonghen believes Kane is probably the best number nine in the world and says there is no player he would rather have at the spearhead of Spurs' attack.

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