With the Premier League season done and dusted today, Tottenham can now shift focus to their all-important Champions League final against Liverpool on the 1st of June at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid.
Both the Reds and Spurs have defied the odds to qualify for the finals after registering dramatic comebacks in the second leg.
The teams will now have three weeks to prepare for the tie and Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has stressed the importance of coming up with the appropriate schedule for that time.
The Argentine said the players will not be worked to their limits like they are during preseason but at the same time insisted he will not allow them to completely rest and zone out of football.
Speaking to Football.London, the Argentine said, “We have our idea, we have our plan. We designed our plan. Of course, you know, we need to be natural. It is not a pre-season, but it is not going to be a holiday.
“In our mind, we have a clear way of how we are going to work in the next three weeks, of course for the player they need to agree, accept and show the faith and trust in us and then of course, if we win, for sure we will have been right.
“The most important thing is that we apply common sense, we have the plan and we are going to deliver the plan so the players arrive in the best condition to win the final. They will only have two days off now, Monday and Tuesday then we start to work.”
The 47-year-old further said that while the team has to be focused on winning the game, they should also enjoy being part of the historic occasion.
He added, “Of course, now to have three weeks to prepare the final, it is about time to enjoy. Of course, we are going to be in Madrid to win but it is a time to enjoy, be professional and prepare the final in the best way.
“Some people say we need to try to go there to win, not to play the final. Try to win, because it is only one result what we need to put in our mind is ‘win, win or win’.”
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Given the amazing run Tottenham have had in the competition so far, there is no reason to believe the Lilywhites can’t overcome the Reds.
The players will take confidence from their showing at Anfield towards the end of March. We are confident that Tottenham can overturn Liverpool if they play their A game, particularly with Kane back in the side.
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