"Wow, what a goalscorer", Maradona said, as he was introduced to England global Kane and Spurs goalkeeper and captain Hugo Lloris.
However, the gaffer was a bit more subdued and not so defiant in the aftermath of his team's 3-2 Round of 16 Carabao Cup defeat at home to West Ham last night.
Spurs host Real next Wednesday at Wembley.
They now sit five points behind leaders Manchester City, and defeat could see that gap extend to eight points if Pep Guardiola can guide his side to victory over West Brom.
"If Mauricio Pochettino's team really have aspirations of winning the title themselves, this is a fixture they need to win".
Tottenham have lost 20 of their 25 Premier League away trips to Old Trafford (W2 D3 L20) - their biggest tally of defeats away at any club in the competition.
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Both Modric and Bale have won three Champions Leagues at the club since joining from Spurs in 2012 and 2013 respectively.
With Tottenham in such good form this season, Bet365 have given Spurs odds of 21/10 to beat Manchester United.
When you compare the minutes to goal ratios between Harry Kane and Romelu Lukaku, The Tottenham forward is slightly more efficient in front of goal; he scores a goal every 99 Premier League minutes while the Belgian worldwide Lukaku finds the net every 114.
These two Premier League ever presents face off for the 51 time in this division on Saturday.
In their last two games, Manchester United have scored one goal, attempted only four shots on target and have an xG total of 0.97.
Son Heung-Min has scored 19 Premier League goals, the most by an Asian player (tied with Ji-Sung Park).
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