Tottenham Hotspurs and England Skipper Harry Kane, belives his team showed they can now handle playing at the highest level after they managed to secure a point last night against European ‘Big Boys’ Real Madrid.
Spurs made the defending champions fight back from 1-0 down at the Bernabeu and one step closer to making this year’s knock out stages, after good work by Kane lead to Serge Aurier’s cross being diverted into the Real Goal by defender Raphael Varane to give the visitors a 0-1 lead half way through the first half.
With Real Madrid fighting to get back on level terms, it took a penalty from world player of the year Cristiano Ronaldo minutes before the break to equalise, increase his tally as the competitions all-time leading goal scorer.
The second half saw the home team, pressing forward at every opportunity, with Spurs Keeper Hugo Lloris producing excellent saves to deny Ronaldo and Karim Benzema, but despite the home teams pressure, it was Harry Kane who nearly snatched a late winner after finding himself one on one with the keeper, only for Keylor Navas to produce a spectacular fingertip save to deny the England captain.
Elsewhere Manchester City got off to an excellent start against their Italian opponents Napoli in a 2-1 victory at the Etihad Stadium. Two goals in the opening 15 minutes gave the Premier League leaders the lead that they were never going to lose, Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus opening the scoring for the home team against the unbeaten Serie A leaders. Napoli did have their chances but were restricted to a Amadou Diawara penalty late in the game after City Keeper Ederson had saved Dries Mertens earlier attempt from the spot!