"Ronaldo is incredible but I wouldn't swap Kane for anybody" — Pochettino

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According to Diario Gol, Bale has little support in the team's dressing room, and is only friends with Luka Modric, who was his teammate back at Tottenham Hotspur. We have seen that in the away game. This is football. As we all know, when you lose it's frustrating but it's for a reason.

"Modric made that jump and he was quickly branded world class. In the Premier League, he wasn't put in that category".

In Kane and Cristiano Ronaldo, these teams boast the competition's two top scorers so far. "We have to play better and work harder", the midfielder Casemiro said at the end. With the exception of Isco, seemingly on a one-man mission to get Madrid going, they all had. Sevilla moved up to fifth in La Liga on Saturday by edging out Leganes 2-1 for their first win in three league games.

Pochettino has yet to win any silverware since taking over in 2014. City have kept eight clean sheets in their last 12 matches and are undefeated in 21 games dating back to last April. "Doing it at more than one club proves that you can do it anywhere".

"Of course the players approach every match with the same mentality to win".

Defeat could leave Real facing the prospect of finishing as runners-up in Group H, but Zidane is not dwelling on the current sticky patch and is turning the dip in form into a positive. A draw could also take them through if RB Leipzig beat FC Porto.

"We have one day more to test him, but I think maybe it can be possible that he will be available tomorrow".

Real Madrid skipper Sergio Ramos and his highly-experienced team-mates will be well aware of how Alli can fly off the handle.

"Real Madrid has a very important and successful history in the Champions League but we are concentrating on this match".

Crowned European champions for a 12th time last season, Madrid have been unusually error-prone this term.

I'll be watching this one in the Soccer Special studio. After a defeat, you never like to lose, but I like the challenge.

Harry Kane yesterday returned to training ahead of Tottenham's Champions League soccer clash against Real Madrid tonight. They have been playing stodgy football all season, often scraping by thanks to a bit of individual genius from someone or other.

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