'Can do something big' – Berbatov claims this Tottenham trio can topple Real Madrid
By George Brooks
Former Spurs striker Dimitar Berbatov believes the club have what it takes to go a long way in this season’s Champions League.
Spurs head into tonight’s clash with holders Real Madrid at Wembley knowing that a victory will be enough to secure their place in the last 16 and Berbatov has backed his old side to topple the 12-time winners.
“Yes, they can beat Real Madrid,” Berbatov told BT Sport.
“The way they performed at the Bernabeu gives me hope they can do something at home.
“People say sometimes Wembley can affect the game Spurs play but I don’t see it like that – Wembley’s a great stadium. So for them, I think they have the advantage.
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“Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen – this triangle is very dangerous.”
Mauricio Pochettino’s side are tied with Madrid at the top of Group H, after drawing 1-1 with the Spanish giants at the Bernabeu on matchday three.
Spurs will be boosted by the return of midfielder Dele Alli, who has served a three-game European suspension.
Pochettino will be hoping goal machine Harry Kane, who has missed their last two matches with a hamstring injury, will be fit to play.
Berbatov scored 46 goals in 102 appearances for Spurs between 2006 and 2008, he now plays for Indian Super League outfit Kerala Blasters.
Though he has never lifted the trophy, the 36-year-old has reached the Champions League final on three separate occasions – once with Bayer Leverkusen in 2002 and twice with Manchester United in 2009 and 2011.
He is confident his old side will go a long way in this season’s competition if they can beat Madrid tonight.
“Let me tell you, if they beat Real Madrid they can do something big.”
Spurs are going well in this season’s Champions League and are unbeaten in three matches, including a 3-1 win over Borussia Dortmund at Wembley.
In other Tottenham news, this 21-year-old is also confident Spurs will get a result, ahead of tonight’s showdown at Wembley.