England international Harry Kane is pleased with Tottenham Hotspur making the progress to the round of 16 stage of the Champions League for the second season running. The north London side had come into the final matchday against Barcelona needing a win to seal their knockout berth but they had to work hard to secure a 1-1 draw versus a weakened Blaugrana side.
Nonetheless, they managed to reach the last 16 of the competition with the better head-to-head record over Inter Milan after the Italian side could only muster a 1-1 stalemate against PSV Eindhoven at the San Siro. Speaking after the game, Kane highlighted the progress as a massive achievement for the club and stated that the team can beat any opposition on their day.
He said:“It’s another step forward. It’s a massive achievement for the club but it’s important we carry it on and go as far as we can in this competition. This will give us belief we can do that. The way we played and the chances we created – it shows we can be as good as anyone on our day. Thankfully, the football gods were looking down because PSV got the result that helped us out.”
“Spurs were at one point looking down the barrel with six points separating them from second-placed Inter after two matches“. However, they managed to make amends thereafter with regular points and they were assisted by Barcelona and “PSV along the way“, who restricted the Nerazzurri from securing another triumph.
As such, it eventually came down to the wire with both Spurs and Inter having a chance to reach the knockouts but the former prevailed after Luciano Spalletti’s side failed to make most of their chances against PSV at home. Tottenham will now shift their attention to the Premier League where they are scheduled to face Burnley at the Wembley Stadium.