At 8 PM, the Champions League final will kick-off in Madrid. One of either Mauricio Pochettino or Jurgen Klopp will end up without any trophy while the other will celebrate becoming the new Champions of Europe.
Jurgen Klopp in particular has lost the last six finals he has played. This led to many labelling him as an specialist in bottling finals but tonight, it would matter very little.
Klopp was even asked about it and he attributed the losses to simple luck and probability. He doesn’t think there’s any kind of a mental barrier to what he has been trying to achieve. Klopp would still hope he can win a final for a change.
“All the circumstances were different, the teams were different,”
– Jurgen Klopp via Express
For the first time in a European final the match officials would allow a fourth substitute. It is only logical that if a player is not fit enough to play for more than 90 minutes, the team should be allowed to change him. Now, the teams are allowed this fourth substitution and it gives an extra tactical option to managers.
The match kicks-off in a few hours and Tottenham should have all of their squad available to play the biggest match in their history when both teams take to the pitch. Harry Kane had recently declared his fitness for the final and Harry Winks also back in contention after overcoming his groin injury.