Tottenham Hotspur’s Champions League campaign this season has been nothing short of remarkable having battled back from just having one point following the opening three group stage matches to booking their place in the final for the very first time.
Spurs have overcome all the odds to set up an all-English final against Liverpool next Saturday in the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid for the privilege of being able to call themselves champions of Europe.
Darren Anderton has backed his former side to beat the Jurgen Klopp’s side who are favourites to win their sixth European Cup. The former midfielder believes that the pressure will be on Liverpool to win and this will play into Tottenham’s hands.
Anderton went as far as claiming that it already feels that Spurs’ name is already on the prestigious trophy despite Liverpool’s impressive form in the Premier League.
Mauricio Pochettino will be hoping that Harry Kane has recovered from the ankle injury he picked up during the quarter final first leg against Manchester City and is able to play a part in the final.
“I think Tottenham will win the Champions League Final. All the pressure if on Liverpool to win and that will play in to Tottenham’s hands,” he told SportingBet.
“After the incredible run that Tottenham have had in the Champions League this season, I would back them to bring the trophy home.
“Liverpool are favourites for obvious reasons, but it certainly feels that Spurs name is on the trophy; they’ve had an incredible run.
“When it comes down to a one-off match, I would back Spurs on the day against anyone. It should be a great final and I think Spurs will edge it 2-1.”
Anderton also praised Liverpool’s efforts in the top flight, he added: “Whether Liverpool lose the Champions League Final or not, this can only be seen as a very successful season for the club,”
“To only lose one Premier League game all season and reach the Champions League Final represents a great season.
Anderton may naturally show bias to his former side, but he makes a valid point about the pressure being on Liverpool. Not many people expected Spurs to be in the final and they could continue to cause a surprise.
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