Graeme Souness has assessed the “complicated problem” Tottenham have over whether or not to recall Harry Kane for the Champions League final.
Spurs face their English counterparts in the European cup final on Saturday and manager Mauricio Pochettino is left with a selection headache.
Star centre-forward Kane has been out of action since April through injury and is fighting to be back in time for the final.
According to the Daily Mail, the 25-year-old will fly to Madrid with the Spurs squad and he’s bidding to prove his fitness.
Sky Sports pundit Souness has suggested that having the England international as a weapon from the bench may be the best approach.
“Harry Kane strikes me as the type who may need to be protected from himself when it comes to deciding whether he is fit for the Champions League final,” Souness wrote in the Times.
“It’s a complicated call for Mauricio Pochettino, his manager, to make before a match that could be career-defining for them both.
“If I was a gambling man, I would bet that Pochettino will have him on the bench.
It looks like the decision on Kane is going to go right down to the wire and it’s going to be an intriguing wait to see the starting line-ups announced.
He is the best player at Spurs and has 24 goals across all competitions this campaign, but to throw him straight back into the action against a top-class Liverpool team is a big ask.
Kane would be a massive ace up Pochettino’s sleeve to have on the bench and the likes of Heung-Min Son and Lucas Moura perhaps deserve a start in the final after their heroics in previous rounds.