Tottenham banking on Kane to keep them in contention

Toby Graves
November 30, 2016

It's a make or break week for Tottenham in the Champions League. It doesn't bother us that we're away at Monaco, it doesn't bother us where we play.

Spurs are now third in Group E and face a tricky tie against a side who are top of the table and unbeaten so far.

The weekend's win see's Mauricio Pochettino's side sitting one point outside of the top four.

The striker's late double fired his side to their first victory in eight matches against West Ham on Saturday and Lloris believes his return from injury could be pivotal.

For Monaco, it's all gone like clockwork so far as they've won two and drawn two of their four matches.

"But the three points were there for us".

TOTTENHAM need to beat Group E leaders Monaco on Tuesday at the Stade Louis II if they want to keep their qualification chances alive. It won't be an easy match for Tottenham and the pressure is off the hosts, who are already in a strong position in the group. "It's our responsibility tomorrow to play at that level". The Dutch club complained to Uefa about what they felt was a suspicious result but nothing untoward was proved and Lloris said it merely went to show that nothing was impossible in this insane sport. A better performance will be needed if Tottenham are to get a better result this week. "It's always important to start with 11 players where there is no risk".

"He is young and will need time to mature and be ready to play". We can play a lot better than we did.

Nevertheless, an excellent 2-0 win over Manchester City demonstrated their title credentials and in Harry Kane, they've got one of the most prolific and deadly strikers in the division. Vincent Janssen has yet to adjust to English football and isn't an adequate replacement for Kane at this time.

Winks said he first found out he would be starting the London derby in training on Friday, when Pochettino selected him for an exercise in tactics.

However, Kane had other ideas and he levelled the scores on 88 minutes before grabbing the victor from the spot in stoppage time to give them a much-needed victory.

The Tottenham star was awarded the Premier League Golden Boot last season after netting 25 goals and surely deserves a wage packet on par with the best in the division - especially as a full England global.

Saturday's 3-2 win over West Ham should give them confidence but speaking about Monaco's extra rest day, Pochettino said: "It is hard but we have to accept the rules".

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