Heading into the UEFA Champions League final this weekend the big question on everyone’s lips for Tottenham Hotspur revolves around England captain Harry Kane. The striker has been battling an ankle injury for the past few weeks and has not featured for the club since the quarter-final first-leg clash with Manchester City.
The striker himself has now made it clear that he is ready to go in Madrid. As reported by The Guardian, he informed the press this week that he would be fit to play the Champions League final even if it was tomorrow.
Many have cast doubt on the fitness of Kane and what Tottenham should do if the striker is fit. The likes of Lucas Moura, Heung-min Son, and Fernando Llorente have been heroic in getting Tottenham past both Manchester City and Ajax to make the final. Some have suggested Kane cannot be 100 percent fit and that he should start the game from the bench.
Gary Lineker is not of that opinion.
If @HKane IS fit, he starts. Simple.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) May 27, 2019
The former Tottenham and England striker made it very clear that if Kane is fit he has to start for Mauricio Pochettino’s men.
It is easy to forget just how important Kane is for Spurs. He scored five times in eight Champions League games this season and with 24 goals is still the club’s top scorer this season.
Kane is Tottenham’s most lethal player and if he is fit and ready to go this weekend, he will surely start for the London side.