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Top class star makes surprise claim, says Spurs star is on the same level as Messi

Top class star makes surprise claim, says Spurs star is on the same level as Messi – originally posted on Sportslens.com

Tottenham take on Juventus in the Champions League later tonight and Giorgio Chiellini has been talking up Harry Kane’s ability ahead of the clash.

The Italian centre-back revealed that the England international is on par with Messi, Ronaldo and Neymar right now.

He said: “Kane is now among the elite players in the world. Over the last years, with the goals he has scored, he has been on the level of the best. Messi, Ronaldo, Neymar — Kane has been on that level. He is one of those players that is irreplaceable – and I am sure that Tottenham will be doing all they can to make sure he stays.”

There is no doubt that Kane is the best striker around Europe right now but to claim that he is on a similar level to that of Lionel Messi is frankly surprising. The Barcelona superstar is simply in a league of his own.

Kane is a world-class player who would improve most teams around the world but it seems that the Juventus star is overrating his opponent for tonight.

Tottenham will be hoping for an away win tonight and they will want to take a lead back to Wembley for the second leg. The Londoners have been in superb form lately and they will be full of confidence for this one.

Pochettino’s men recently beat Manchester United and Arsenal in the league.

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4-3-2-1 v Juventus: Blow for Pochettino, top class Spurs star ruled out for tomorrow; Stats & Predictions

4-3-2-1 v Juventus: Blow for Pochettino, top class Spurs star ruled out for tomorrow; Stats & Predictions – originally posted on Sportslens.com

Juventus vs Tottenham
UEFA Champions League 2017/18
13th February, 19:45 pm BST
Allianz Stadium, Turin
Live Stream: Watch Juventus vs Tottenham live on BT Sport 2

Juventus vs Tottenham Preview

Juventus host Tottenham in the Champions League this week and the Italian giants will be looking to secure a vital first-leg advantage at home.

The Serie A side are full of confidence after their impressive win at Fiorentina. They have conceded just one goal in their last 16 matches and Spurs will have their work cut out here.

Meanwhile, Tottenham are in superb form right now as well. They have beaten Manchester United and Arsenal in the recent weeks. Despite the poor away form, they cannot be underestimated here.

Spurs have failed to win six of their last eight matches away from home.

Juventus vs Tottenham Team News

Paulo Dybala and Andrea Barzagli are both doubts for the home side and the likes of Juan Cuadrado and Blaise Matuidi are ruled out.

As for Spurs, Toby Alderweireld has been left in London to work on his fitness.

Predicted Juventus Starting Lineup (4-3-3): Buffon; Sciglio, Benatia, Chiellini, Sandro; Marchisio, Pjanic, Khedira; Mandzukic, Higuain, Costa

Predicted Tottenham Starting Lineup (4-3-2-1): Lloris; Trippier, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Rose; Dembele, Wanyama, Dier; Eriksen, Alli; Kane

Juventus vs Tottenham Betting Tips

Juventus are undefeated in 19 of their last 21 matches in the UEFA Champions League. Bet on the home side to win or draw.

Tottenham have won 6 of their last 7 matches in the UEFA Champions League. Bet on Spurs to win here.

There have been under 2.5 goals scored in Juventus’s last 3 games in the UEFA Champions League. Bet on a low scoring game here.

Juventus vs Tottenham Prediction

Juventus will look to take full advantage of Spurs’ poor away form. This should be a close contest and it will be hard to separate the two sides.

Neither side can afford to lose here and they are likely to cancel each other out with a cautious approach. A draw seems likely.

Juventus 1-1 Tottenham

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Harry Kane brilliantly trolls Piers Morgan after Spurs 1 – Arsenal 0

Tottenham 1 – Arsenal 0

Tottenham boosted their own top four hopes with a north London derby win at Wembley on Saturday. And, simultaneously left Arsenal in a world of worry about their league position.

Spurs moved up to third with the victory and can now look forward to the rest of the season, Champions League and FA Cup, with renewed optimism.

For Arsenal it now looks like being a case of putting their eggs in the basket of the Europa League, in order to seal a spot in the Champions League next season.

Mesut Ozil

Mesut Ozil of Arsenal looks dejeted following the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal at Wembley Stadium on February 10, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Harry Kane does it again!

Some Arsenal fans ridiculed Harry Kane when he first emerged on the scene.

It seems unlikely that any Gooners doubt the Spurs striker these days, thanks to his record breaking exploits and consistent goals against Arsenal.

Kane simply loves playing against the Arsenal, a club he was released from as an 8-year-old.

On Saturday, Kane’s latest winner for Spurs versus Arsenal came in the 49th minute. From a Ben Davies cross.

Harry Kane Trolls Piers Morgan

Spurs fans have plenty of reasons to love Harry Kane.

His goal exploits have emerged as on par with Cristiano Ronaldo and Leo Messi.

Whilst there is little doubt that Harry Kane loves Tottenham as much as their own fans.

Tonight, Spurs supporters have another reason to hail their number 10, for his social media game.

On Saturday morning, Arsenal’s most famous fan Piers Morgan suggested that Pierre Emerick Aubameyang would enjoy the derby more than Kane.

Cue an epic Kane response on Twitter.

In fairness to Morgan, he didn’t take today’s 1-0 defeat and Kane’s goal lying down, although what sort of response could he legitimately bring to the table!

Related: Arsenal fans fume over major decision vs Tottenham.

Everyone saw what Erik Lamela called Jack Wilshere after Tottenham beat Arsenal.

Match of the Day running order: Gary Lineker explains Man City & Spurs positions

The Match of the Day running order

Gary Lineker may be one of Leicester’s most famous fans, but he had to admit Manchester City’s brilliance on Saturday.

Kevin De Bruyne claimed a hat-trick of assists and the Belgian was left adrift by Sergio Aguero.

The Argentine claimed a brilliant four goals, with all four coming in the second half. It was 1-1 at half-time thanks to Jamie Vardy’s latest goal against the Top Six.

As a result of their resounding win over Leicester, Manchester City are first up on Match of the Day tonight.

Jamie Vardy goal vs Manchester City

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 10: Jamie Vardy of Leicester City celebrates scoring his side’s first goal during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Leicester City at Etihad Stadium on February 10, 2018 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Spurs 1 – Arsenal 0 is on second on Match of the Day

Second on Match of the Day is the early kick off, with Spurs beating Arsenal 1-0.

Lineker hailed Tottenham’s second half performance and wonders if there has been a swing in the power shift in north London.

Third up on Match of the Day is Everton’s 3-1 win over Crystal Palace.

Gylfi Sigurdsson, Oumar Niasse and Tom Davies scored for Everton. Luka Milivojević pulled a late penalty back for Crystal Palace.

West Ham 2 – Watford 0 is fourth on Match of the Day

The fourth game on Match of the Day is West Ham’s 2-0 win over Watford. This was a much needed win for the Hammers.

Swansea’s latest impressive result in the Premier League, under new manager Carlos Carvalhal, is fifth on Match of the Day.

The Welsh side beat Burnley thanks to a goal from Ki Sung-Yeung.

And, finally on Match of the Day is Stoke 1 – Brighton 1.

Which does come with some jokes from Gary Lineker, who argues that the Brighton goal was “Barcelona-esque.”

The Match of the Day running order

Gary Lineker explains the Match of the Day running order

Related: Sergio Aguero vs Mohamed Salah vs Harry Kane betting tips: Premier League top goalscorer odds.

Everyone saw what Erik Lamela called Jack Wilshere after Tottenham beat Arsenal.

4-2-3-1 v Arsenal: Pochettino's strongest possible Spurs lineup for today's derby game; Stats & Predictions

4-2-3-1 v Arsenal: Pochettino’s strongest possible Spurs lineup for today’s derby game; Stats & Predictions – originally posted on Sportslens.com

Tottenham vs Arsenal
English Premier League 2017/18
10th February, 12:30 pm BST
Wembley, London
Live Stream: Watch Tottenham vs Arsenal live on BT Sport 1

Tottenham vs Arsenal Preview

Tottenham host Arsenal in the North London Derby this weekend and both teams will be desperate for the three points.

Both teams are chasing a top-four finish and they cannot afford to drop points against each other.

Spurs are heading into this game on the back of a 2-2 draw at Anfield and Arsenal managed to thrash Everton 5-1 in their last game. Neither side is lacking in confidence right now and this should be a feisty contest.

Tottenham vs Arsenal Team News

Spurs have a fully fit squad to choose from for the derby game. Meanwhile, Arsenal will be without Cazorla for this one.

Predicted Tottenham Starting Lineup (4-2-3-1): Lloris; Trippier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose; Wanyama, Dembele; Eriksen, Son, Alli; Kane

Predicted Arsenal Starting Lineup (4-2-3-1): Cech; Bellerin, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal; Xhaka, Ramsey; Ozil, Mkhitaryan, Iwobi; Aubameyang

Tottenham vs Arsenal Betting Tips

There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Arsenal’s last 5 games in the Premier League.

Tottenham are undefeated in their last 12 home matches in the Premier League. Bet on Spurs to win or draw.

Tottenham have been winning at both half time and full time in 5 of their last 6 home matches in the Premier League. Bet on the hosts to win both halves.

Tottenham vs Arsenal Prediction

Both teams will be up for this game and it should be a close contest.

It will be hard to separate them on current form and they are likely to cancel each other out.

A draw seems most likely.

Tottenham 2-2 Arsenal

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Spurs star makes interesting revelation: 'This is the best thing that ever happened to me'

Spurs star makes interesting revelation: ‘This is the best thing that ever happened to me’ – originally posted on Sportslens.com

Harry Kane is currently one of the best strikers in world football and the 24-year-old believes that the feeling of rejection early on in his career drove him to improve and become the player he is today.

The Tottenham star was a part of Arsenal’s academy before the Gunners decided to release him at the age of eight.

Kane believes that Arsenal’s decision to let him go was the motivation he needed to build his career.

Recently, the England international scored his 100th Premier League goal in a crucial draw against Liverpool. The Spurs forward revealed that he always wanted to prove himself to the Gunners that they were wrong to let him go.

Furthermore, Kane also claims that a winning goal he scored in the North London Derby (back in 2015) gave him a rush like no other in his career.

He said: “I remember the first time we played against Arsenal [for Tottenham’s academy team] and even back then, I had a chip on my shoulder. It might sound ridiculous. I was only eight when they let me go, but every time we played them, I thought, ‘Alright, we’ll see who’s right and who’s wrong’. Looking back on it now, [being released by Arsenal] was probably the best thing that ever happened to me because it gave me a drive that wasn’t there before. For me, the rejection is the best thing that ever happened to me.”

Tottenham are currently trailing Liverpool and Chelsea in the race for a top-four finish. The Londoners will be hoping to break into top four over the next few weeks now.

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