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Glenn Hoddle uncertain about Harry Kane starting in Madrid

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The Tottenham legend says that he is not sure if Harry Kane will start the team’s Champions League final game against Liverpool after being out for so long.

Kane’s fitness has been a topic of much debate for the past few weeks and Glenn Hoddle believes that the England international is not likely to be inducted in the starting XI. Although Harry Kane is fit enough to feature in the match at some stage, it is going to be risky giving him a start.

The striker has been out since an ankle injury ended his participation in the quarterfinal leg of the competition against Manchester City. Despite his absence, Spurs did well to qualify for the final, thanks to the efforts of Son and Lucas Mora.

However, the game against Liverpool is going to be a different proposition altogether. Spurs really need the presence of their star forward but Hoddle’s gut feeling suggests otherwise.

While speaking on BT Sport as reported by the Daily Mirror, the Englishman said, “My gut feeling was that he expects to start on the bench tomorrow.”

“I would put him on the bench, you can then bring Harry Kane on second half if needed.”

Meanwhile, former Manchester United defender, Rio Ferdinand feels that if the striker is 100% fit, he should start the game.

Spurs manager, Mauricio Pochettino is also not sure about what to do with the situation and has a difficult decision to make.

“It’s normal that you’re asking me,” he said. “It’s difficult to put yourself in my place.

“It’s not going to be easy to take a decision tomorrow and every game you need to take a decision. Tomorrow we will have all the information and we will take the best decision to try to win.

”Of course it’s painful to only use the 11 players.”