Danny Mills has claimed Harry Kane is almost certain to start for Tottenham in the Champions League final even “if he is 75 per cent fit”.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-England defender is convinced Mauricio Pochettino will name Kane in the starting XI after two months out with damaged ankle ligaments.
Kane has declared himself “ready to go” for the Champions League final against Liverpool on Saturday after he returned to full training with the Tottenham squad.
Pochettino also said at a media conference on Monday he is “so positive” about the progress out of the goalscoring phenomenon.
“If he is 75 per cent fit, he starts, without a doubt,” Mills told Football Insider. “If there is any chance of playing, Harry Kane plays. Fitness tests the day before the game are kind of irrelevant. Once you get in a game and the endorphins flow, you forget about any minor pain.
“Tottenham must not put him on the bench, they must start with him. He’s such a key player for them and can make such a big difference to the outcome.
“Pochettino must have a plan ‘A’ with Kane on the pitch and a plan ‘B’ in case Kane comes off. You can be certain Tottenham will be working with plan ‘A’ and plan ‘B’ all week in the build-up to the game.”
Spurs are likely to start with four of Kane, Son Heung-Min, Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen and semi-final hat-trick hero Lucas Moura, which would mean one of the star attacking quintet missing out.
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