Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane hailed Harry Kane as the “complete player ahead of their Champions League clash with Tottenham on Tuesday.
Kane has displayed incredible form in the Premier League over the last three seasons and now he has proved his class in the European stage – with five goals and one assist to his name in their opening two Champions League games in Group H.
The England striker has now been linked with a number of top European clubs, and according to reports, Real Madrid are keen to lure him away to Spain on a big-money move next summer.
Speaking to the press, Zidane said: “I don’t know what will happen in the future. In the present, I know what he’s doing, he’s very important player, a key player for Tottenham, very good at everything but he always does it all towards the goal.
“He does not stay (still), he takes the space with speed and he’s very good. He’s a complete player. He didn’t seem to be but in the end he is.
“We know he’s a really good player and things are going well for him – but Tottenham, not just Kane.
“Tottenham has always been a great club but it is constantly moving. This team is improving and the coach has done a great job.
“It will be a good game and we will prepare well. It will be a good match for anyone who likes football and we hope to get three points.”
Zidane also heaped praise on Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris and said that the shot-stopper will have a vital role to play at the Bernabeu.
“He will do his best for us not to win,” said the Real boss.
“He is a goalkeeper who has improved a lot, he was really good at Lyon but progressed a lot.
“He will play a very important role. I will see what we can do to create difficulty for Tottenham’s defenders.”
But former Spurs player Gareth Bale remains injured and will only be watching the game from the stands and this comes as a blessing for the travelling Tottenham fans.
However, Zidane remains hopeful that another former Spurs player Luka Modric would rule the midfield on Tuesday.
“Luka’s quality you know – he is a very important player,” Zidane added.
“When he plays, he’s really good and when the others play they always do really well. We find the holes and find the solutions to win the matches.”
Spurs have never outplayed Real Madrid in a competitive fixture and their last outing with the Los Blancos ended in a 4-0 defeat in 2011.