Pochettino caught criticism for starting Kane ahead of the Brazilian, whose hat-trick in the last 45 minutes away to Ajax got Tottenham into the final.
But was playing Christian Eriksen a bigger error? Perhaps.
#thfc Understand Eriksen met Spurs 10 days before CL Final to tell them the situation, so this won't have come out of the blue. Levy & Florentino Perez met at Uefa dinner in Madrid on Friday, when this is sure to have come up. https://t.co/mv88szurra— Dan Kilpatrick (@Dan_KP) June 5, 2019
This only came to light today and, given that the Denmark international was awful against the Reds, Pochettino probably shouldn't have played him.
Yes, he might be one of the Lilywhites' best players, but his head was elsewhere and his performance proved as much.
In truth, Eriksen hasn't been his usual self for the majority of the calendar year, but you can't drop him based on that alone. You can, however, drop him if he admits that he doesn't want to play for your club anymore, less than two weeks before the biggest game in their history.
You can make an argument for starting Kane, given that it's Harry Kane, but there's no excusing Pochettino for starting Eriksen if this is true.
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