MADRID – Mauricio Pochettino will wait until the last minute to decide whether Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane is fit enough to face Liverpool in the Champions League final on Saturday.
Kane has said he feels ready to start in Madrid, despite not playing since damaging ankle ligaments in the quarter-finals against Manchester City last month.
Asked in a press conference on Friday if Kane would play, Pochettino said: “I don’t know. We have one training session left, and then we are ready to decide.”
If Pochettino picks Kane, it would deliver a significant boost to Spurs, but they have survived without him, with Lucas Moura taking Spurs to Madrid with an incredible second-leg hat trick that knocked out Ajax in the semis.
“It is not going to be easy to take a decision tomorrow,” Pochettino said.