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Tottenham's Kyle Walker performs awful rendition of Champions League anthem

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Five years on from their last Champions League appearance and Tottenham are finally back competing amongst Europe's elite sides.

They face Ligue 1's Monaco in their opening game tonight and will hope to get their campaign off to the perfect start with a win at Wembley.

Last time out, Spurs were knocked out at the quarter-final stage by Real Madrid following an impressive run in the competition.

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En route to their 5-0 aggregate defeat to Los Blancos, the north London side beat Inter Milan 3-1 at home, staged a marvellous comeback in the reverse fixture thanks to a Gareth Bale hat-trick and saw off AC Milan in the last 16.

How Mauricio Pochettino's men will hope they can repeat such heroics this time around.

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Tottenham's players will likely be very excited by the prospect of walking out to the Champions League anthem - but none more so than Kyle Walker.

In a somewhat embarrassing and awkward video (see below), the right-back performs a painful rendition of the song now synonymous with the competition.

Wow. Tottenham just couldn't keep their cool, could they? 

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One man who is trying his damndest to remain composed is Pochettino, who believes his side have nothing to prove ahead of the clash.

He said, per the Daily Mail: "There's nothing to prove in the Champions League. The big challenge for us is to try to win the league - but we need to be realistic and try to keep our level.

"We need to be ambitious and focused and try to improve every season.

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"The Premier League is the toughest competition in the world. The Champions League is a competition with different clubs. It is just as tough to play against Stoke as it is to play at Monaco."

As mentioned, Tottenham will host Monaco at Wembley tonight after reaching an agreement with the FA in May to do so, for financial and capacital reasons.

Playing on unfamiliar terratory could well work against the Lilywhites but Pochettino insists his players will treat the affair as if they were at White Hart Lane.

"We will arrive in our cars three-and-a-half hours before the game," he added. "Maybe parking will be easier than at White Hart Lane, which is very difficult.

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"We have some nice rooms to have meetings and it will be the same. We need to behave naturally and not try to look for an excuse. That's never good.

"We trust in ourselves. We believe in the way we play. We feel good at White Hart Lane because it’s our home and we need to feel good at Wembley."

Quite how Tottenham will cope with playing in front of 60,000 fans and inside a new stadium remains to be seen.

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