Sep 14, 2016

    Wembley not a total stranger to Spurs: Kane


    HARRY Kane is confident Tottenham's England stars will ensure Wembley becomes a successful second home in their Champions League opener against Monaco tonight.

    Mauricio Pochettino's side return to the Champions League for the first time in five years in unfamiliar surroundings after deciding to stage their European matches at Wembley rather than White Hart Lane.

    The prospect of bigger crowds at the English national stadium convinced Tottenham to make the short move across north London.

    The crowd is expected to set a new record for the largest attendance for a home Champions League game in Britain.

    Fans of Tottenham's bitter rivals Arsenal can testify to the struggles of a Wembley relocation as they won just two of their six fixtures in Europe when temporarily playing there in the late 1990s.

    But striker Kane believes a strong English core, that includes internationals Kyle Walker, Danny Rose, Eric Dier, Dele Alli and himself, can help them instantly settle in the venue where they play for their country.

    "If there are 85,000 to 90,000 Tottenham fans in there, it's only going to make you play better," he said.

    "A lot of us have played there already so it feels like even more of a home.

    "Everyone knows how iconic Wembley is but that's what we've got to be careful of.

    "Monaco are going to come here and it's a big occasion for them as well. We have to make sure we're ready for that."