Tottenham Champions League Final Injury Report: Harry Kane, Jan Vertonghen


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Just five more days now until Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur clash in the UEFA Champions League Final in Madrid. Although we can’t say for certain which Premier League big six side will win, we do know that one of the managers/clubs is guaranteed to see his/their trophy drought out come to an end.

Liverpool are significantly favored, but Tottenham talisman Harry Kane has handed the underdogs a major boost by declaring himself fit for the biggest match in Europe. Ditto for another key player for Spurs, central defender Jan Vertonghen. He’ll be available for selection as well.

Kane has not played since he suffered ankle injury ligament damage on April 9 while Vertonghen has been out since the road leg of the semifinal tie against Ajax.

“I feel good. I started to feel my way back with the team at the end of last week,” said Kane, who will join up with the England squad for the UEFA Nations League after the UCL final.

“There have been no problems so far. This week now is to get the fitness as high as possible. Then it is down to the manager.

“Like I said, I feel good. The manager will assess it and decide whether I am ready to go or not. But so far, I feel good and ready. The ankle is strong. I did a lot of work on my own to get me into a good place to go back with the team. Since I have been with them, I have been full training, doing everything. I am at a place now where I am ready to go for any game.

“I feel ready and fit. I am sure every player wants to start. But that is not my decision. That is the manager’s decision. I will be ready for everything, but we will see what happens.”

Vertonghen said his ankle is feeling fine as well.

“I have fully trained with the squad last week. I feel good – super good,” the centre half told a Belgian news outlet.

“I have a history of ankle injuries, but I was only worried for half an hour – just after the Ajax game.”

Liverpool vs Tottenham Hotspur UEFA Champions League Final FYIs

Kickoff: Saturday, June 1, 8pm, Wanda Metropolitano Stadium, Madrid

Injury Report: Tottenham Hotspur   Liverpool

Exclusive interview/match preview with LFC UCL legend Vladimir Smicer: part 1  part 2

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Starting XI Predictions (coming later this week): Liverpool   Tottenham Hotspur

Manager Press Conference Videos and Quotes: Mauricio Pochettino  Jurgen Klopp

Google Result Probability (after 90 minutes): Liverpool win 48%  Draw 27% Tottenham Hotspur win 25%

Prediction: Liverpool 2, Tottenham Hotspur 1

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports, which is partnered with News Now. Banks, the author of “No,  I Can’t Get You Free Tickets: Lessons Learned From a Life in the Sports Media Industry,” regularly appears on WGN CLTV and co-hosts the Let’s Get Weird, Sports” podcast on SB Nation

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