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Harry Kane savours Champions League ‘war’ with England team-mate Jude Bellingham



Harry Kane savours Champions League ‘war’ with England team-mate Jude Bellingham

Harry Kane is prepared to enter battle in opposition to Jude Bellingham for a spot within the Champions League ultimate earlier than the pair goal to steer England to Euro 2024 glory.

England captain Kane moved to Bayern Munich from Tottenham final 12 months whereas Bellingham left Borussia Dortmund to affix Actual Madrid.

Each helped their respective golf equipment to Champions League quarter-final wins over Premier League sides on Wednesday evening as Bayern beat Arsenal and Actual noticed off Manchester Metropolis on penalties. Bellingham scored in that shoot-out whereas Kane netted a first-leg spot-kick on the Emirates Stadium.

These wins tee up a mouth-watering semi-final conflict between two golf equipment who’ve gained 20 European Cups between them.

Regardless of Arsenal and Metropolis being eradicated, that means the primary semi-final line-up since 2020 with no Premier League golf equipment, Kane believes there’ll nonetheless be loads of English curiosity in how he and Bellingham fare.

“Jude has had a implausible season, he’s a high participant,” he stated.

“I’m actually completely satisfied for him however it will likely be one other warfare in opposition to his workforce – however that’s the experiences that we each went overseas to attempt to obtain, to play in these large nights within the Champions League, to play in these large semi-finals.

“It is going to be one to take pleasure in and I’m positive there will likely be loads of English followers watching each of us. We have now to concentrate on ourselves. In fact, I’ll say hey however as soon as we’re on the pitch, it’s enterprise.”

Kane remains to be but to win a significant trophy in his profession and in addition has the added incentive of the Champions League ultimate happening at Wembley on June 1, with both Dortmund or Paris St Germain awaiting the winner of Actual and Bayern.

“For each of us, for positive,” Kane replied when requested if Wembley is the dream for him and Bellingham.

“With Wembley being our nationwide stadium, it’s additional motivation there for us however there are two video games forward of us earlier than that, that are going to be actually powerful so we’ve to concentrate on that.

“Actual Madrid are a giant membership with wonderful historical past within the Champions League so it’s going to be a extremely troublesome recreation for us.

“However that’s what the semi-finals of the Champions League are all about, the largest groups, so we take pleasure in this tonight after which put together for that recreation in a few weeks.”

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