Koeman: 'Not realistic' for Everton FC to rival Spurs yet

Bartra out of Dortmund's Tottenham clash

Bartra out of Dortmund's Tottenham clash

Saturday's performance was by some distance their least cohesive so far, losing their shape and goal after falling behind to a fluke Harry Kane cross-shot.

"He is a killer, Harry Kane, look at the goals he has scored the a year ago".

"He's a very good player who's strong defensively and can attack as well".

But 101-goal Kane believes getting out of the group would prove Spurs belong among Europe's elite. "Batistuta scored goals like Harry scored today - when you are a killer as a striker I think you need some luck too like today!"

"Of course you can feel when you have in front of you a potential top player, and then it is always that we can give the tools, but then it is up to them", said Pochettino.

The rules for both the Champions League and Europa League state that competing teams must have a minimum of 8 locally-trained players in their squad, with the remaining 17 spots allocated to foreign players.

"Only us we can provide the tool for him to grow up and show the quality that he has".

The home side started well but Tottenham soon got the measure of them - and after Kane opened the scoring with a long ranger from a angle, which he said afterwards was meant to be a cross, there was only one team in it. "He is the protagonist of his life, and he deserves all the prize".

In doing so, the England hitman reached the 100-goal mark for Spurs in 169 games, and Redknapp has joked that Kane - who has won the Golden Boot in the Premier League for the last two years running - purposely doesn't score in the first month of the season to give other strikers a chance. The hugely dominant display at Everton, therefore, could not have been more timely.

Maurico Pochettino is hopeful Moussa Sissoko's calf problem isn't serious ahead of Tottenham Hotspur's Champions League opener against Borussia Dortmund.

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