Pochettino tight-lipped on Kane status ahead of UCL Final

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Mauricio Pochettino isn’t about to tip his hand when it comes to whether a fit Harry Kane will rejoin Spurs’ Starting XI for the UEFA Champions League Final.

Spurs put the finishing touches on their run to the final without the English striker, but it would be stunning if a truly-fit top striker didn’t find his way back into the mix.

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Pochettino, however, doesn’t have much to add to the story line. At the very least, he’s not detracting from drama when asked whether Kane moved into the XI.

He went as far as to say he hasn’t told the players who will start, and that Friday’s training session will go into his decision.

“I don’t know who will play. We’ll decide after our final training session.”

Pochettino said earlier this week that he was “so, so positive” about Kane, and there haven’t been any setbacks reported in the press ahead of Saturday’s massive match in Madrid.

Here are his follow-up questions on team selection for such a massive match, via Sky Sports:

“It’s not easy to make decisions for tomorrow. We have all the information, we know every single detail and we’ll make the right decision to win.

“It’s so painful when this kind of game arrives and you can only use 11 players, it’s the most painful situation.

“I asked UEFA to have the whole squad together, and tomorrow the whole squad will take a photo on the pitch together.”