Harry Kane: "It's a massive game - and we're ready"
22 November 2016|Tottenham Hotspur
Harry Kane knows only too well the situation as we step into Stade Louis II in Monaco this evening.
“It’s a must-win game and that’s how we’re looking at it,” said the striker. “There are no other options for us.”
He’s right. A look at the Champions League Group E table will show Monaco top on eight points, Bayer Leverkusen second on six and ourselves third on four.
However, victory in our final two matches - Monaco in Matchday Five tonight, CSKA Moscow at Wembley in MD6 on December 7 - will take us through to the knockout phase. In that scenario, we’d be on 10 points and as Monaco play Leverkusen in MD6, only one of them would be able to match or better that 10 points.
Below: Harry with Dele Alli at Stade Louis II on Monday
Monaco are in form - four wins in their last five unbeaten matches - and scoring goals (12 in their last three) and competing for the Ligue 1 title.
We remain unbeaten in the Premier League and confident after Saturday’s thrilling late win against West Ham.
“We feel we can win, definitely,” added Harry, who scored twice against the Hammers and now has five this season. “We were disappointing against Monaco at home (lost 2-1 in MD1) but we still had chances to get back into the game, even win it.
“We have to go there full of confidence after West Ham, that will give us a boost and momentum that we need going into a tough week. It’s a massive game for us but we’ll be ready for it.”