Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini has heaped praise on Harry Kane, suggesting it will be impossible to stop him “one-on-one” on Tuesday night.
Kane admitted he looking is forward to facing Chiellini in Turin, and speaking to reporters, the Italian returned the compliment.
“[Kane]’s an extraordinary striker and his stats over the past two years prove it, and he’s a player who’s grown a lot over recent years,” said Chiellini. (Quotes via ESPN.)
“He’s a complete player: scores goals, sets up his teammates – he’s got the characteristics which make him one of the best in the world and Tottenham are lucky to have him because he’s a rare commodity.
“Thinking of stopping Kane one-on-one, just me, is not going to happen. My interest is that Juventus stop Tottenham and this is the most important thing.”
He added: “Kane was already one of the best strikers around and people were saying good things about him [when Italy played England in March 2015].
“I saw it right with Kane because he’s become a real top player and it will be a pleasure to face him in these two games – I’m going to sweat and suffer, but the beauty of football is measuring yourself against these players.”