Kane expecting “hostile atmosphere” in Cyprus

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham’s Harry Kane expects his team to encounter & survive a “hostile atmosphere” in the GSP Stadium against Apoel Nicosia in tonight’s all-important Champions League encounter according to the London’s Evening Standard.

If Tottenham can beat the Cypriot side, and Real Madrid overcome Borussia Dortmund in the other tie in Group H, it will leave both Spurs and Real Madrid level on six points, and it will give Spurs some welcomed space over their the German side ahead of their back to back games against reigning European Champions, Real Madrid.

Kane said: “Of course we are confident, especially after the last result in the champions league”

The in-form Kane went on to say: “It’s going to be tough but we feel we can win. “It’s a quick turnaround but with a win, we would be on six points which would be a great position.I imagine it will be a hostile atmosphere and we don’t know what the pitch will be like, so we have to adapt to that as quickly as possible”

If Tottenham do manage to come away from Cyprus with victory it will be their fourth straight victory away from home compared to their two wins from a possible five at Wembley.

Kane added: “When teams come to our place, whether it’s White Hart Lane or Wembley, they’re going to drop off and we have to find a way around that and win”

Christian Eriksen joins the casualty list and did not travel to Cyprus through illness but will hopefully return for the trip to Huddersfield. Victor Wanyama and Mousa Dembele miss out through injury while Dele Alli and Jan Vertonghen are absent due to respective suspensions.

Kick off in Cyprus is tonight at 19.45pm (GMT).


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