Pochettino refuses to criticise 'fantastic' Tottenham star

Aurier the former PSG player Aurier was booked twice within six second-half minutes

After scoring a brace to help Tottenham Hotspur beat West Ham 3-2 at the London Stadium at the weekend, Harry Kane will swap his Premier League scoring boots for the Uefa Champions League on Tuesday.

The other Group H match will see Dortmund host Real Madrid.

Defender Vertonghen, meanwhile, was sent off in Spurs' 3-1 win over Borussia Dortmund earlier this month.

Liverpool were once again left frustrated in the Champions League as they held in Russian Federation by Spartak Moscow.

However, the North London club confirmed on Monday afternoon on their official club website that Danny Rose, Erik Lamela, Victor Wanyama, Mousa Dembele and Christian Eriksen are out all due to injuries. If he, Eriksen and Alli - who appeared uncharacteristically hesitant in front of goal against West Ham - can click, Spurs ought to have more than enough to get the job done against APOEL.

Pochettino insisted: "We are here to try to win and it is no excuse that we have some players out of the squad". I am not a manager who cries because some players are not in the squad or can not play.

The Sportsbook's 2/5 about Harry Kane finding the net is pretty off-putting but the 23/10 for two or more is a very legitimate play.

"Apoel are very tough".

With Kane in this sort of mood, they will believe anything is possible, the 23-year-old's record in 2017 now showing 34 goals in 30 Spurs appearances. "You don't know what the pitch is going to be like and you don't know what the crowd is going to be like, but we have to adapt to that and hopefully win the game".

Fernando Llorente replaced Serge Aurier to partner Kane up top, and just five minutes later the England global added the second goal of his eventual treble.

Shortly after his close-up with Noble, Sissoko twice lost the ball clumsily, passing it straight out of play before wildly over-hitting a first-time pass to Harry Kane.

Tottenham are in the Champions League group stages for the third time after 2010/11 (quarter-finals) and 2016/17 (group stages).



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