Tottenham’s Harry Kane and Inter Milan’s Mauro Icardi will stage a do-or-die duel as two of the most prolific strikers in the Champions League go head to head at Wembley.
Both Kane and Icardi have humble origins after surviving rejection and self-doubt to reach the top.
The established talismanic figures for their clubs, these unlikely heroes have become two of the sport’s hottest properties.
Both have been linked with Europen champions Real Madrid this season and this week’s vital clash between Tottenham and Inter provides another chance to celebrate their rags to riches rise and marvel at their predatory instincts.
Icardi was one of the most sought-after players in Europe when Barcelona, Real Madrid, Arsenal, and Liverpool fought for the teenager in 2007.
Icardi chose Barcelona but never broke into the first team.
A loan spell in Italy with Sampdoria proved the making of Icardi, who joined Inter in 2013.
Kane was written off time and again as a schoolboy, with Arsenal, Tottenham, and Watford all deciding he didn’t have the right qualities to make it.
Tottenham eventually recognized the goal-scoring potential he possessed and took him.
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