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Pochettino hails Tottenham star as one of the best in the world in his position

By Amir Mir

Mauricio Pochettino has claimed Harry Kane is one of the best strikers in the world as Tottenham prepare to take on Monaco in their Champions League opener at Wembley on Wednesday night.

Spurs manager Pochettino believes England front man Kane now has the chance to show his quality on club football’s biggest stage.

The 23-year-old ended his ten game goal drought for club and country against Stoke at the weekend, and Pochettino is hoping his striker can build on that to show his true qualities in the Champions League.

“He [Kane] is one of the best in the world , [but] not in Europe,” said Pochettino as quoted by the Mirror.

“To show his quality in the Champions League would be fantastic. It’s a very good challenge for him, to show that he can compete in different competitions and show his quality. I think it’s a big chance.”

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Kane was the top scorer in the Premier League last season with 25 goals, but failed to find the net during the European Championships for England.

After helping Spurs to a third placed last season- their highest league finish since 1990, Kane will be hoping to make his mark in his first Champions League outing at Wembley.

The north London club are set to play their Champions League fixture at the home of football, as White Hart Lane is being redeveloped.

In other Tottenham team news, Spurs should axe this regular to accommodate their 2015/16 ace.