Harry Winks says Tottenham deserved Champions League crown

Kyle Walker of Manchester City is challenged by Jan Vertonghen of Tottenham Hotspur and Harry Winks of Tottenham Hotspur during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match...

Liverpool won the Champions League at the expense of Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.

A dejected Mauricio Pochettino manager

Harry Winks has told Tottenham Hotspur's official website that Liverpool didn't deserve to beat them in Saturday's Champions League final.

Liverpool picked up a sixth European Cup title by edging out Tottenham 2-0 in Madrid.

Mo Salah fired home a first-minute penalty after Moussa Sissoko was adjudged to have blocked Sadio Mane's cross with his hand in the box, before Divock Origi rifled home a second in the closing stages.

The scoreline doesn't tell the full story in a game where Spurs had 64% possession and eight shots on target, compared to the Reds' three - two of which were goals.

 

Tottenham certainly had the better goalscoring chances, and Winks has claimed to the North Londoners' official website that he and his team-mates deserved the victory.

“In my opinion, of course I’m biased, I believe we should have won but I’m so proud of everyone. It’s been an incredible run for us.

“We gave it a real go, created chances and on another day, we win. It’s an unfortunate one and all I can say is the way we recovered after the early penalty was fantastic. The character of this squad cannot be questioned.”

Both teams had enjoyed fairytale comebacks in the semi-final stage to reach Madrid. Liverpool overturned a 3-0 first-leg deficit to Barcelona by smashing them 4-0 in Anfield, while Mauricio Pochettino's side scored three second-half goals in Amsterdam to beat Ajax on the away goal rule.

Mauricio Pochettino manager

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