Pochettino remains tight-lipped on whether Kane will start UCL final
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Pochettino remains tight-lipped on whether Kane will start UCL final

Pochettino remains tight-lipped on whether Kane will start UCL final

31 May 2019, 21:20

Whether Tottenham striker Harry Kane will play in Saturday's UEFA Champions League final against Liverpool is one information manager Mauricio Pochettino would not want to disclose yet.

Kane has been absent since the quarter-final first leg against Manchester City in early April when he suffered a ‘significant’ ankle ligament injury.

The England captain insists he is fit for the Tottenham  clash with Liverpool and trained without problem at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid on Friday night.

Kane would likely replace Lucas Moura – the hat-trick hero of Amsterdam – if he was to start and Pochettino is preparing himself for a ‘painful’ decision.

“We have one training session now and then we’re going to decide,” Pochettino said.

“It’s normal that you are asking me, it’s not easy, it is not going to be easy to make that decision tomorrow.

“But it was difficult the last game that we played, the semi-finals, the quarter-finals, the last 16.

“Every single game we need to take a decision. Tomorrow is going to be another decision, a decision when we have all the information and we know every single detail, we are going to take the best decision to win.”

Pochettino believes it is a team game and has even insisted with UEFA that his entire 23-man matchday squad will go on to the pitch before kick-off to have their photo taken.