Tottenham’s Harry Kane sets sights on Messi as Barcelona come to town

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Kane and Messi will be the leading men at Wembley on Wednesday when Tottenham host Barcelona in a crucial Champions League clash.

"Messi has set the standard", he added.

"I think him and (Cristiano) Ronaldo have gone above the normal standard set by people in years gone past", Kane said. When you're scoring as many goals as he is - 40, 50 or 60 goals a season - as a striker, I want to try and match that.

'Barcelona might play better than Real Madrid did last season.

"It's about enjoying the game tomorrow and the best player in the world in Messi", he said. We need to produce that same energy, the crowd were fantastic that night and if we can get them on their feet as soon as possible, create some chances and take one or two it would put us in a great position.

They should fancy their chances, too.

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"Ruled out are Dele Alli (hamstring), Serge Aurier (thigh), Mousa Dembele (thigh), Christian Eriksen (abdomen) and Jan Vertonghen (hamstring)". "It is a period when we are not in good luck with injuries..."

Manager Mauricio Pochettino will give an update on the trio when he faces the media at 1pm.

'We are not victims though.

Earlier, NAIJ.com had reported that Harry Kane is among 5 players that definitely need to leave their current clubs if they want to win the Champions League cup.

Captain Hugo Lloris has recovered from the thigh injury which has seen him miss the last six matches and is contention to make his first appearance since pleading guilty to a drink driving charge last month.

And former Tottenham defender Pascal Chimbonda believes it is not beyond the realms of possibility that Pochettino and co will be celebrating at full-time, particularly if they impose their style on Ernesto Valverde's style.

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