Tottenham's Harry Kane wants to match Messi's goal tally

Posted Wednesday, October 03, 2018 by 101 GREAT GOALS

Tottenham's Harry Kane wants to match Messi's goal tally

Speaking ahead of Tottenham's clash with Barcelona, Harry Kane has stated that he wants to match the goal tally of Lionel Messi.

'He's definitely set the standard for the rest of us and he still is'
In Spurs pre-match press conference before Barca, Kane said:

"He set the standard, he and Cristiano Ronaldo have gone above the normal standard when they are scoring 50 or 60 goals a season.

"As a striker I want to try and match that. He's definitely set the standard for the rest of us and he still is.

"It motivates me to get even better and improve and hopefully one day score as many, if not more than he has.

"It's a great test for us. As players, you want to play against best in the world. Messi is certainly that, a fantastic player, and we will do our best to stop him.

"We got off to a great start last season, beating Dortmund at home. It was not so great to lose to Inter this time around.

"We've got to prove we can beat the best teams in the world and we need to do that against Barcelona.

"Barcelona might play better than Real Madrid did last season. We need to produce that same energy, the crowd were amazing 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."

Tottenham vs Barcelona
Tottenham and Kane will be hoping that they can keep Lionel Messi quiet on Wednesday evening.

As Kane mentioned above, Spurs lost their first UCL group stage game this season to Inter Milan.

Spurs did take a 1-0 lead, however, they would go on to lose the game 2-1.

As a result, Spurs really need at least a draw from the Barcelona game.

If Spurs were to lose to Barca and Inter were to beat PSV, that would mean Tottenham would be on zero points after two games while Barca and Inter were on six.

This would make it extremely unlikely that Spurs would make it out of their UCL group this year.

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