Date: 11th May 2019 at 9:02am
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The scheduling of the showpiece match in Madrid, along with ticket prices and travel, has been heavily criticised given the the final round of domestic fixtures on Sunday, while it is also in close proximity to the UEFA Nations League finals the following week.

But Pochettino does not care as it allows his injured stars – namely Harry Kane, Jan Vertonghen and Harry Winks – time to recover and give his side the best possible chance against Liverpool.

Kane is expected to be fit after he was seen running on to the pitch to celebrate their semi-final win at Ajax on Wednesday while Winks is recovering from groin surgery.

The gaffer told PA Sport: “With our circumstance it is good for us, because it gives us time to recover some players like Harry Kane or Harry Winks and to have all of the squad fit to play the most important game in the history of the club,” he said.

“It is fantastic to have the possibility to recover the players and have the squad fit, to have more possibility to have more alternatives. 

For us, it is good today. Maybe for Liverpool, it is not so good. It all depends on circumstance, for our circumstance it is good.”

There are hopes that Vertonghen’s injury, sustained in the first half at Amsterdam, is not as bad as it looked after he left the stadium on crutches.

On Jan’s chances of recovery, he added: “We need to assess, I think it is not a big issue because he finished the game, but it’s true that now he is ankle is swollen, but we hope it is not a big problem.”

Success breeds success.

Tomorrow’s game isn’t anything to get worked up over – I can see Spurs travelling to Spain with well earned confidence.