prepare to play four games in 11 days.
Midfielder Dele Alli said they should have won their Premier League game at West Brom after spurning several chances.
“We have to keep going and pick ourselves up but there are a lot of positives,” he said.
“In the next game we have to make sure we put them (chances) away. I can’t wait, we can get back out there and get some minutes and get the win.”
While Spurs are the Premier League’s only unbeaten side, they stumbled badly in their opening Champions League group game with AS Monaco, who won 2-1 in front of over 85,000 at Wembley where Spurs are playing in the competition this season whilst they start to build a new stadium at their home ground.
Tottenham bounced back to win 1-0 at CSKA Moscow in their next group match with a goal from prolific striker Heung-Min Son, who was rested on Saturday after playing for South Korea but whose sparkling form has made up for Kane’s absence.
By contrast, Leverkusen have had a patchy start to the season and come into today’s game with two wins from their last seven games.
For all their occasional attacking brilliance, they have proved fallible against lesser teams and on Saturday lost 2-1 at Werder Bremen in the Bundesliga.
With two points from their opening two group games – one fewer than Spurs and two behind leaders Monaco – Leverkusen know they cannot afford another defeat. – Reuters
Southampton striker Charlie Austin (left) scores the opening goal of yesterday’s English Premier League match against Burnley at St Mary’s Stadium. – REUTERSPIX