Matchday

Matchday: Tottenham Hotspur

Matchday: Tottenham Hotspur

The biggest night of them all, the biggest night of any Spurs fans’ life, the greatest achievement, should they overcome what will be an extremely talented Liverpool side. Champions League fever is well and truly here and with the most coveted trophy up for grabs, Mauricio Pochettino knows his side must bring everything they have. 

Indeed, this is the greatest night Tottenham Hotspur and the club’s fans will have ever experienced. You can be sure that most of them can’t even believe that they are at this point, seeing as the last piece of silverware won was way back in 2008! It really is unknown territory for this Spurs side.

So, just how does Pochettino manage to give Jürgen Klopp yet another final defeat? Here’s a couple of decisions we feel the 47-year-old should make to his side in order to lift the biggest trophy in club football.

Harry Kane must start on the bench

He has claimed he’s fit enough to play, but we have seen this from Tottenham’s main man before haven’t we?

After getting injured against Manchester United the 25-year-old was rushed back into the side far too quickly, which in turn then led to further damage, and we now haven’t seen the Englishman, who is currently valued at £135m (by Transfermarkt), since April.

Out since April? Well isn’t that long enough? I can already hear the questions being asked. But do you really want someone who hasn’t been involved in football for three months to start against a strong Liverpool side in the Champions League final?

Start Victor Wanyama 

Having come back into the side over the past few months, we have begun to see the return of the real Victor Wanyama, someone who dominates the midfield and bullies anyone off the ball.

The inclusion of Wanyama will allow Pochettino to move players like Moussa Sissoko and Christian Eriksen a little further up the pitch, something he couldn’t manage to do in their final Premier League game, the 2-2 draw against Everton.

Including Wanyama, who is valued at £22.5 million (by Transfermarkt), could be the tactical edge Spurs need to win a difficult midfield battle.

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