Mauricio Pochettino: Harry Kane 'can be better than Gabriel Batistuta'

Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale during training

The Frenchman however does appear to be part of Mauricio Pochettino's plans for this season as he has started two out of the four Premier League games that his side have played thus far.

"Last season after the first game against Monaco it was hard to change the dynamic", he said.

The 28-year-old kept his 5.3million followers updated of his journey with a selfie alongside the caption "let's go" before pinning his location at Wembley Stadium.

Ahead of their clash against Dortmund, the Argentine has urged his side to learn from last season's mistakes and hit the ground running in an extremely hard group, which also contains 12-time winners Real Madrid and Cypriot champions Apoel Nicosia.

Dortmund come into the fixture unbeaten in their opening three league matches with two wins and a draw.

"But the difference between Everton and Tottenham is that they worked a long time now with the same players".

"In Italy, France and Spain the Champions League is the most important competition, but in English culture, it is the Premier League and then the FA Cup".

It will be different this time around as only Dele Alli (suspended) and Victor Wanyama (injured) are missing from the familiar faces. "We [needed] to be in front of the goal a little bit more clinical", he said.

Dortmund captain Marcel Schmelzer and defender Marc Bartra are not likely to play after picking up injuries at the weekend.

Kane scored twice at Goodison Park on Saturday, bringing to an end an unproductive start to the domestic season in which Kane continued his remarkable record of never having scored a Premier League goal in August.

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"We want to be known as one of the best teams in Europe, and to do that you have to perform in the Champions League. Dortmund are a great team". That will put us in good stead going forward and will give us really high confidence.



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