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Jan Vertonghen ‘wouldn’t swap Harry Kane for any player’

  • Tottenham face a vital Champions League group H clash with Real Madrid
  • Mauricio Pochettino is positive Harry Kane will be fit to return for the clash
  • Jan Vertonghen drew comparisons with Kane and Real star Cristiano Ronaldo
  • The Spurs defender insisted Kane is ‘one of the best No 9s in Europe’ 

Jan Vertonghen has said he would not swap Tottenham striker Harry Kane for any other player in the world right now – not even Cristiano Ronaldo.

Tottenham are preparing to play Real Madrid at Wembley in the Champions League on Wednesday night and are confident Kane will be fit to feature.

Vertonghen was speaking alongside Mauricio Pochettino at their training ground on Tuesday when he was asked about Ronaldo and Kane.

Harry Kane returns to Tottenham training as he eyes Champions League clash with Real Madrid

‘They are both unbelievable players,’ Vertonghen said. ‘Ronaldo has his qualities and Harry has his.

‘We have to show respect to Ronaldo for what he has won, his level and how he is still doing it.

‘Harry for me is one of the best No 9s in Europe, maybe the best. He shows that every week and I wouldn’t swap Harry for any player at the moment.’

Defender Jan Vertonghen has insisted that Kane is one of the best No 9s in Europe

Defender Jan Vertonghen has insisted that Kane is one of the best No 9s in Europe

The Spurs defender drew comparisons with Kane and Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of Wednesday

Claiming he wouldn't swap Kane for any player at the moment

The Spurs defender drew comparisons with Kane and Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of Wednesday

KANE VS RONALDO THIS SEASON

Kane

Appearances: 12

Goals: 13

Assists: 4 

Ronaldo 

Appearances: 11

Goals: 7

Assists: 1 

On Kane’s fitness, Pochettino said: ‘We are very confident. He is on the list. We have one day more to assess him, but I think it can be possible for him to be available to play.

‘I don’t want to say 100 per cent sure about that decision, because we have one day more.

‘Today and yesterday was good with the training, and now it’s with the medical staff and everyone to try to take the right decision, because it’s important to take the right decision.’ 

Mauricio Pochettino was played it coy refusing to 100 per cent commit to Kane's availability

Mauricio Pochettino was played it coy refusing to 100 per cent commit to Kane’s availability

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