Pochettino: "Ronaldo is incredible but I wouldn't swap Kane for anybody"

Real Madrid's first ever trip to Wembley to face Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League on Wednesday will come as a welcome distraction to the European and Liga holders in the midst of their worst domestic run of results in five years.

Tottenham, who are top of Group H on seven points, held Spanish champions Real Madrid to a 1-1 draw earlier this month.

A shock defeat to West Ham last week saw Spurs knocked out of the EFL Cup and Manchester United beat them at Old Trafford at the weekend, but Pochettino wants to see his side be fearless when they face Real Madrid.

"We are feeling good and ready to perform well against a great team in Tottenham Hotspur", the former Real player told reporters at Spurs' temporary Wembley home, which they are using while they build a new stadium at their White Hart lane ground. We feel very confident going into the game, in a good, or not good form, and I think that Real are quality. "But it's not my feeling, it's Harry Kane's feeling", Pochettino said.

"It was a disappointing result on Saturday [against Manchester United] but we've got to put that behind us".

But Zidane does not believe Tottenham's formation will be a big factor in Wednesday's game, although he admires the work Pochettino is doing at the Premier League club.

"It is not without its complications in the build-up but we are prepared to go out and do our job". In the last fifteen days, we have played Real Madrid, Liverpool, West Ham and Manchester United.

"We must analyse and take the best decision for everyone". There could be a surprise.

"That's football. Everyone can play (how) they want to play".

Madrid can book their place in the last-16 with a win in north-west London and they'll be looking to bounce back after a defeat on Sunday.

Ronaldo and Kane: "They are two incredible players".

"Of course he's going to help us now".

"As for me, I played in the old Wembley and that was a great feeling".

  • Stacy Allen