In a matter of hours, Tottenham Hotspur will take to the field to battle it out against Liverpool for the honour of being crowned Champions of Europe.
Both teams produced fantastic comebacks in the second leg of their respective Champions League semifinal ties and will thus come into the game with a lot of confidence.
The three-week break between the end of the Premier League season and the all-important final has given several key players from both sides a chance to recover in time for the game, including Tottenham star Harry Kane.
The England captain has been out of action for close to two months after suffering his second ankle injury of the season but is expected to be back for the final (Telegraph).
When Liverpool star Mohamed Salah was asked before the game if he wanted Kane to play, the Egyptian international insisted that he wanted to play against the best players and thus wanted the 25-year-old to start the game.
However, he also used the opportunity to take a cheeky dig at the Spurs vice-captain.
Speaking to BT Sports’ No Filter UCL, Salah said, “I prefer if he (Kane) plays and all of us will be ready. It’s a good competition when you play against the top in the game.
“Harry Kane is a good player, he’s proved that for many years. He’s a top scorer for the team, for English football… before I came [breaks into laughter], I’m sorry!
“So, it’s good to be in a final, it’s something good to push me more.”
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Based on the player interviews so far, it looks like the Liverpool players are extremely confident ahead of the game, with some even sounding bordering on arrogant.
While Salah was clearly just making a joke, let’s hope that Harry Kane has seen what the Liverpool ace has said and uses it as extra motivation to perform in the final.
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