Tottenham’s Harry Kane admits picturing himself lifting the European Cup ahead of massive last-16 battle with Juventus
Harry Kane has already visualised raising the Champions League
trophy — even if a painful memory stands in the way of glory, writes John Cross in Turin.
Kane comes face-to-face here on Tuesday night with Juventus hardman Giorgio Chiellini, who he describes as his toughest ever opponent after being given a welcome to international football that he will never forget.
That was on March 31, 2015, when the Tottenham striker made his full England debut and since then has gone from wide-eyed rookie to one of the world’s best strikers who is dreaming of winning the European Cup.
Kane uses visualisation techniques a lot to strengthen his belief and admits he has pictured himself lifting the Champions League trophy.
“Of course,” he admitted, before Tuesday’s last-16 first leg tie. “Which footballer hasn’t?
“I like to visualise a lot. It’s about being positive. It’s a big stage. It’s where I want to be playing. There will be millions of people watching. I’m on good form and we’re in good form as a team.
“I will visualise myself scoring and hopefully it will come true. But we’ve still got a long way to go – two very tough games coming up. We’ve just got to believe see what happens.”