Kane and Dier react to Champions League draw

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

The Champions League groups have been announced, and some fans are already declaring Spurs’ as another ‘group of death’.

Drawn out against Barcelona, Inter Milan and PSV, Tottenham will have some mouth-watering European ties this season.

Harry Kane tweeted that he couldn’t ‘wait for those big European nights again! Time to improve on last season!’

In an interview on Spurs’ website, Kane went on to say: “It’s a brilliant draw, games at famous stadiums like the Nou Camp, the San Siro, it’s a really good draw, one to relish.

“You want to play in big games against the best players and this draw gives us a chance as a Club to once again test ourselves against the best.

“We showed people last season that we can compete at this level, particularly when you look at the games against Real Madrid, who went on to win the tournament.”

Kane scored seven goals in as many games in last season’s competition, and will be looking to take that form into this year’s campaign.

“Barca will be a different test but to play in the Nou Camp against some of the best players in the world…it’s fantastic to play in these types of games.

“You want to play in big games against the best players and this draw gives us a chance as a Club to once again test ourselves against the best.

“PSV will be tough, a huge team in Holland and Inter as well, a great history. As I said, it’s a brilliant draw.”

And Kane wasn’t alone in his excitement for the latest European run, as Eric Dier expressed how fantastic the challenge ahead was.

“It’s a fantastic challenge for us, one we’ll look forward to and one we’re ready for.

“We’re in the Champions League to play the best teams and Barcelona are definitely one of them. Having played against Real Madrid last season, there is some symmetry to it, playing Barca this time around. It’s a fantastic challenge for us, one we’ll look forward to and one we’re ready for.

“You want to test yourselves against the best players in the world, but we don’t want to just test ourselves, we want to compete against them. That’s definitely the case with Barcelona.

“Inter have been a bit of a sleeping giant in the last few years. The Club has history against them in the Champions League so it’s great to play a team like that and PSV, another very well-known European side and Dutch teams are always very strong and play a nice style of football – every game will bring up different challenges and it’s exciting for us. We’ll be ready for all of those challenges.”

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