Tottenham Hotspurs coach, Mauricio Pochettino, yesterday insisted the decision on whether to play star player, Harry Kane, from the start in today’s Champions League final or not is “not easy”.
Kane, who has not played since he picked up an injury against Manchester City in the first leg of the quarter-final on April 9, is back in training and has declared himself fit ahead of today’s encounter against Liverpool.
But as far as Pochettino is concerned, he would have to make a late call over whether Kane plays from the outset or not.
“We have one training session now and then we are going to decide,” Pochettino said during a news conference yesterday.
His decision is made tougher by the fact that Brazil international, Lucas Moura, who scored a hat-trick against Ajax in the semi-finals to complete a stunning comeback, might have to make way should he start Kane.
“It’s normal you are asking me, it’s difficult for you to be in my place or different coaches, it’s normal, it’s not easy.
“Making a decision will not be easy, the last games we played, the quarters and semis, the last 16, every game you need to take a decision.
“Tomorrow is another decision, for sure we have all the information, every single detail, we take the best decision to win. Like always it’s painful in football you can only use 11 players it’s the most painful situation,” he added.
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