England international Harry Kane’s hat-trick in Tottenham’s 3-0 win over APOEL in Nicosia means he is currently the Champions League’s top scorer this season with five goals.
According to Adam Bate doing it in this competition is underlining his world-class credentials. Harry Kane has already scored against Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool and Everton.
He has struck against Germany and France for his country too. But doing it in the Champions League matters.
This is the competition in which Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi set themselves apart from the rest. It is the stage that elevates the best and not just because they deliver against the best.
Punishing poor opponents is all part of the show and those two players have done that like nobody before them.