As players you want to play against best in world and Messi is certainly that, a fantastic player, and we will do our best to stop him'.
"He's set the standard".
"He set the standard, he and Cristiano Ronaldo have gone above the normal standard, when they are scoring 50 or 60 goals a season", Kane said on Tuesday. Barca have wobbled domestically lately with two draws and a defeat, to bottom side Leganes, in their last three matches.
With memories of beating European champions Real Madrid 3-1 at Wembley Stadium in the group stage last season, Pochettino was urging his side to enjoy the glamour of Wednesday's showdown.
"It's the most hard season for us".
"It's very clear, very simple, we need to be near him when he gets the ball", he added.
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"Barcelona are a fantastic side but a year ago we proved we can beat the big teams, especially at home". We must play on Monday against City and then Wednesday or Thursday and then on Saturday again.
Spurs have not lost in their last three games while Barcelona's recent form is uncharacteristically poor with no win in their last three.
Dele Alli (hamstring), Serge Aurier (thigh), Mousa Dembele (thigh), Christian Eriksen (abdomen) and Jan Vertonghen (hamstring) will all be out until after this month's worldwide break. We are not victims, though.
And former Tottenham defender Pascal Chimbonda believes it is not beyond the realms of possibility that Pochettino and co will be celebrating at full-time, particularly if they impose their style on Ernesto Valverde's style.