Kane: Chelsea & Liverpool’s Champions League feats can inspire Spurs

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LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 06: Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the Group B match of the UEFA Champions League between Tottenham Hotspur and PSV at Wembley Stadium on November 6, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Tottenham striker Harry Kane feels a comeback in the Champions League is possible given Chelsea and Liverpool’s previous feats

Mauricio Pochettino’s side got their first European win of the season on Tuesday following Kane’s match-winning brace in their 2-1 win over PSV Eindhoven.

After four games, Spurs sit third in Group B and three points behind second-placed Inter Milan, who are in the final knockout qualification spot.

Leaders Barcelona are a further three points ahead with just two group games remaining.

But Kane feels they can inspiration from their fellow Premier League sides, despite having to play both Inter and Barcelona next in the Champions League.

“The Champions League has thrown up some amazing fairytales in the past,” said Kane, according to the Independent.

Back in 2012, Chelsea managed to recover from a first leg defeat to secure a semi-final win over Barcelona and later won the competition.

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Harry Kane is pleased other England players now share in goal-scoring burden

"Obviously Raheem has been doing it for club and country, Jadon (Sancho) has been doing it for his club (Borussia Dortmund) and he got an assist, so it is important whoever plays in that front three – and even the midfielders like Dele (Alli) and Ross (Barkley) who come in and make those forwards runs – to chip in as well."

As for Liverpool, they mounted a fairytale comeback in Istanbul in 2005 by recovering from 3-0 down to beat AC Milan in that year’s Champions League final.

“When I watched Chelsea against Barcelona they looked as though they had no hope,” added Kane.

“And they ended up getting through somehow and winning the final. Liverpool were 3-0 down in the final and won, so sometimes things are meant to be.

“I’m not saying that this is going to be our year, but this win gives us that little bit more belief that we can get through the group.

“That’s the next step for us. That is all we can try and do. If we can do that, we will be ready to fight in the knockout stages.”

Spurs will face Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park in a Premier League match on Saturday.