Tottenham Hotspur will have a tricky fixture when they visit Monaco in their next Champions league clash. AS Monaco FC are close to the knockout rounds and a draw will be enough against a Tottenham Hotspur FC side who have a fight on their hands after suffering a second home defeat on matchday four. Here are 3 key battles that might decide the fate of the match.
Harry Kane Vs Kamil Gilk
As everyone expected, Harry Kane came back from injury with a bang scoring thrice in the last two matches. And Monaco will be more than sure that if there is one player who could pose a serious threat, it is the Englishman. The last season’s Premier League Golden Boot winner had scored the leveller against Arsenal and the leveller and winner against West Ham United giving them a win it the dying minutes.
But, the Englishman will be up against Polish defender Kamil Gilk, who is in the form of his life at Monaco right now. 3.2 aerials won every game, 86.2% passing accuracy, 10.4 clearances every game- Gilk will be a tough opponent for Kane and we have to wait and see who comes out as the winner.
Bernardo Silva Vs Kyle Walker
Bernardo Silva is the heart of everything creative for Monaco and with Joao Moutinho out with injury; the Portuguese winger will have more burdens on his shoulder. The 22-year-old completed more take-ones than any other Monaco player last season and has been impressive this season too.
3 shots per game and 83.3% passing accuracy- Silva cannot be offered the place to drift inside and who better than Kyle Walker to stop the agile number 10. Walker has been impressive for Spurs this season with his knack of bursting into sprints tearing apart the defences; he will have to be cautious about covering back for Silva.
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Falcao vs Vertonghen
After a silent start to his Ligue 1 campaign, Radamel Falcao has finally found his form that was missing in his stints at Manchester United and Chelsea. He has scored 5 goals in 7 appearances this season for Monaco and Tottenham is more than aware of his ability to cause damage when inside the D-box.
The Columbian forward will be up against Spurs’ Jan Vertonghen. The Belgian defender hasn’t had a good run yet and he has not one been of the major reasons why Tottenham are still unbeaten in the league till now. He has won just eight tackles this season with a success rate of 47%. He has made 11 interceptions, 118 clearances and 13 blocks. However, what he has excelled is providing balls from the deep. He has an average passing accuracy of 86%.