Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool will battle it out for the honour of being crowned champions of Europe on Saturday evening at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid.
Both teams will come into the game confident after having produced terrific comebacks in the second legs of their respective semi-final clashes against Ajax and Barcelona to book their place in the European showpiece.
The three-week break between the end of the Premier League season and the final has given the opportunity for several of Tottenham’s stars to recover in time for the game.
Among the players expected to be fit for the match is Tottenham striker Harry Kane who has been missing in action since suffering a second ankle injury in quick succession against Manchester City back in April.
The England captain admitted ahead of the game that it will be strange facing a fellow English club in the final but insisted that the Lilywhites believe they can beat the Reds if they bring their A-game.
Speaking to UEFA’s official website, Kane said: “It’s a little bit strange (to be facing Liverpool). We’re obviously used to the Premier League feel, but at the end of the day, it’s just another top team that we have to play.
“We’ve played them a couple of times this season already, and of course they got the better of us [winning 2-1 in London and Liverpool]. But, I think over the last few years we’ve had some good battles. It’ll be a tough game, but we know that if we play like we can and get everything right, it’s a game that we can win.
“Everyone knows that Liverpool have a great history, but I think when it comes down to it, it’s one game – it’s 90 minutes or 120 minutes to give it everything, to leave it all out on the pitch and really try and make history.
“And as a club, five, ten years ago this wouldn’t have even been in our dreams, and now we’re here it’s an opportunity that we really have to grab with both hands.”
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Liverpool come into the game as favourites having finished 26 points above Spurs in the Premier League table, and will be under pressure to win this game.
If Tottenham can start the game well they can potentially make the Liverpool player’s nervous and take advantage. In games of this magnitude, the first goal will always be crucial.
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