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Vertonghen, Winks and Kane expected to be fit for Champions League final

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Vertonghen, Winks and Kane expected to be fit for Champions League final

Tottenham have been decimated by injuries this season but the extended break before the Champions League final gives them a chance to get some players back fit.

Tottenham are expecting Jan Vertonghen, Harry Kane and Harry Winks all to be fit for the Champions League final on June 1, according to the Guardian.

They report that although all three players sat out the final match of the Premier League season against Everton, they are expected to return before that crucial meeting with Liverpool in Madrid.

The extended break between the conclusion of the domestic season and the showpiece occasion is credited as a major reason for the optimism.

Vertonghen left the Johan Cruyff ArenA on crutches after last week’s semi-final comeback win over Ajax, while Kane limped out of the quarter-final first leg against Manchester City. Winks has been struggling with a groin problem.

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Three returning stars, across the three banks of the side, would be a huge boost to Tottenham’s hopes of lifting the famous trophy.

 

In the case of Kane, it’s about whether he has been rushed back – as he has a tendency to do – and whether he can get match sharp in the absence of any competitive games between now and the final.

Kane can come back and get back on the scoring trail straight away, but when he’s not at top form, he can struggle to get up to speed with the buildup play, and hamper Tottenham’s fluidity.

But he’s the best striker in world football and on a night that could be decided by precious few chances, it would be no surprise if Mauricio Pochettino hurried him back.

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