Harry Kane tries to get inspiration from Liverpool and the European turnaround of Chelsea
Harry Kane is inspired by Liverpool and Chelsea's historic Champions League as he tries to lead Tottenham in the last 16 of this year's tournament.
The spurs are a third of the road to a famous comeback after Kane's two goals beat PSV Eindhoven on Tuesday night. If they beat Inter at home and Barcelona away, they will almost certainly qualify for the next round. It would be a good result for a team that took a point from the first three games.
Kane is more important than that and after dragging the Spurs in the win against PSV, he said that examples of other English teams who manage against unlikely odds should give hope to Tottenham in their last two games. "It only shows that it's possible," he said. "The Champions League has launched some fabulous fairy tales in the past."
Looking back at two recent English winners of the competition, Kane pointed to Chelsea's surprise semi-final on Barcelona's Pep Guardiola in 2012, when they returned from 2-0 at Camp Nou with 10 men to draw 2-2 and go through. Or the famous Liverpool penalty victory in 2005 against AC Milan.
"When I saw Chelsea against Barcelona, they looked like they did not have any hope," Kane said, looking to 2012. "And they ended up overcoming somehow and winning the final, Liverpool lost 3-0 in the final. and won, so sometimes things are going well.I'm not saying this will be our year, but this win gives us a little more confidence that we can join the group.This is the next step for We are all we can try and do, and if we can do that, we will be ready to fight in the knockout stages. "
Kane said he was keen to repay the faith of Spurs fans with his performances. It was not necessarily an easy season for them, he promised a ride into the new stadium for September, with January now instead the best scenario. So Kane is determined for the Spurs who continue to grind results for their benefit.
"We know that fans would like to be in the new stadium," Kane said. "We know we could have played even better, it was one of those years we had to dismantle, we did well, we kept alive so far, obviously another hard game on Saturday where we have to go and win and see where we find ourselves going to the international break ".
Next Thursday Kane will temporarily return the English captain to Wayne Rooney for Wayne Rooney Foundation International. Kane said he fully supported the idea. "I think it's great," he said. "Wayne has been an extraordinary player for us, one of our best players ever and it's a shame that his international career has just stopped, I think fans will hug him, we should all embrace him and give him the warrant he deserves."
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