Even the most optimistic of Spurs fans wouldn’t have given their side any chance of reaching the final of the Champions League at the start of the season.
The club has failed to add a single player into their squad in the last two transfer windows and has had to deal with the problems due to delays with the new stadium. Additionally, the squad has also been decimated by injuries during multiple spells this season.
Despite these obstacles, Tottenham now find themselves just one game away from lifting the biggest trophy in club football.
Tottenham’s talisman Harry Kane, who is expected to be fit for the match, has opened up about what winning the trophy will mean for him in an interview with UEFA’s official website.
The England captain said, “It would mean everything [to win the final]. Over the last four, five years, with [Mauricio Pochettino] here, we’ve had a plan to become one of the best teams in Europe. To now be in a Champions League final, it’s truly special. [The feeling is] hard to describe.
“You try not to think about it too much; you don’t want to let the emotions become overwhelming, but of course it will be massive. It’d be out of my wildest dreams, as a Spurs fan growing up. Even coming through the academy it was nothing that we would’ve ever expected to do.”
Tottenham have defied the odds repeatedly throughout this Champions League campaign, coming back time and time again when they looked like they were on their way out. Kane insisted that the journey Spurs have had so far, will hold them in good stead for the final.
The 25-year-old added, “The whole campaign has gone right down to the wire. There’s been so many ups and downs. [The way we came back in the Ajax game] shows great character, great motivation; it shows you’re never out of a game and that’s what we’re taking into the final.”
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We find it quite incredible that people are even debating if Kane should be involved from the start, as we consider it a no-brainer.
The final will likely be decided on moments of individual quality, and Kane being one of the few players capable of getting a goal out nothing, needs to be on the pitch from the start.
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