APOEL Nicosia Champions League - 14 September 2017

However, Zidane will be without first-choice striker Karim Benzema, who sustained a hamstring injury in the match against Levante on the weekend.

The England international has already shown his potential by thriving in the Premier League and he was top scorer in the division last season after netting 29 times.

Pochettino is also finding his feet in the Champions League.

It was Cristiano Ronaldo's dream to play for Real Madrid, it often is for players from the Iberian peninsula or South America, and he left Manchester United to do it.

Their city rivals, Atletico Madrid travel to Italy to face AS Roma in a tricky encounter on Tuesday, Coach of the Madrid side, Diego Simeone (Cholo) has accepted the fact that his side has not done well to win the trophy after getting close for so long a time but would keep working harder till their sunshine for glory appears.

Atletico Madrid sees itself as a contender to win the Champions League, but poor finishing made it look well short of that standard in a 0-0 draw with Roma.

Spurs have been drawn in the same group as Real Madrid, Dortmund and APOEL and Kane is looking forward to facing the big wigs.

Danny Rose and Victor Wanyama are both out with knee injuries but right-back Serge Aurier is set to make his debut in place of Kieran Trippier.

The 2017-18 season has started on an unusual note for Cristiano Ronaldo, who is yet to feature for Real Madrid in La Liga due to a five-game domestic ban.

"Last season we have (Alvaro) Morata and Mariano (Diaz) and now we only have (Borja) Mayoral, so people could think that we are lacking a number '9' and that could be the case", said Zidane who added he "would have liked" for Morata to have stayed. "I have six group games to prove that". In the match, Barcelona's Lionel Messi started another European campaign in imperious fashion with two goals against an injury-depleted Juventus side.

He replied: "I never had any problems in England".

He said: "I didn't hide anything and don't even know what I am doing here". He's delighted to be back playing.

  • Ricardo Clara