Tottenham’s Harry Kane has issued a warning to Juventus ahead of tomorrow’s Champions League Round of 16 second-leg.
The first leg ended in a 2-2 draw at Juventus’ Allianz Stadium and as a result of this Spurs go into tomorrow’s game with an advantage over the Bianconeri. Despite scoring in the first-leg Kane made it clear in an interview with the Evening Standard that Spurs are playing to win.
“Probably we were not the favourites before but people are looking at us after that performance at Juventus and saying we should go through now, we have got to cope with that and see how we come through it. We know we played well out there and on another day we could have won but we are not getting carried away.
“We know it is a big game. Champions League nights are what we all want to be involved in and this is a chance to get into the quarter-finals. Of course there will be a bit more added pressure and maybe more nerves, but that is why we play football.
“We made a big step in that aspect by what we did in the group stage, and now we have got to try and do it against the big teams consistently. We are in great form and have played against a lot of great teams recently and done well. It is important we carry that on. Going through will give us a lot more confidence.
“We have got to try and win the game. We know they need to score but we cannot go into the game with any negative thoughts.
“The way we play and the way the manager sets us up in every game, we are always on the front foot, always pressing, always playing attacking football. That is the way we play. We are going to try and win the game. If it gets to 80 minutes and it is still 0-0 then we might have a different approach but from the start we will press high and try to create as many chances as possible.
“We know it will be tough but we played well away from home and hopefully we can take it into this game”.