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Published: Wed, November 01, 2017
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Tottenham striker Kane to play in Real Madrid clash

Tottenham striker Kane to play in Real Madrid clash

The result leaves Zinedine Zidane's side third in the table, eight points behind Barcelona, and under pressure to regain momentum.

Gareth Bale will miss out on a reunion with his former Tottenham team-mates after being left out of Real Madrid's squad ahead of their Champions League tie.

Benfica were poor in the first leg and Mourinho will probably bring in Anthony Martial, because of his victor against Spurs, and Juan Mata as well.

"It may be possible he (Kane) can play tomorrow".

But Zidane denied spirits are low in the Real camp and he is confident they will use the criticism as motivation to silence the doubters. "We can't let (the United defeat) knock us back". When you are going to play the best team in the world, if you are not courageous it is hard, you start losing. Nothing will change in our approach, we are going out to win.

On a positive note for the European giants, Real Madrid have enjoyed some success when travelling away from the Bernebau this year.

"As for me, I played in the old Wembley and that was a great feeling".

England worldwide Kane, Tottenham's leading goalscorer with 13 goals in 12 appearances across all competitions, missed last Wednesday's League Cup defeat by West Ham United and Saturday's 1-0 league loss at Manchester United.

Asked to explain his side's problems, Madrid defender Marcelo claimed a lack of motivation for the more mundane La Liga fixtures might be to blame.

"It's true that Dele Alli is so important to us but we are in a good position in the Champions League without him", Pochettino said.

"To win La Liga you have to perform well all year. Every player should apply it".

"He trained today but it is important we make the right decision".

"Isco is out on his own", ran the cover of newspaper AS, while daily ABC described Madrid as "apathetic", calling the defeat the team's worst performance since Zidane took over at the club in January 2016 and began a winning cycle that has yielded seven trophies.

"Of course, tomorrow is a game where we must give respect to Real Madrid".

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