Jamie Carragher comments on Harry Kane starting Champions League final for Tottenham Hotspur

Mauricio Pochettino manager

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane was not at his best for Mauricio Pochettino's side in Madrid.

Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur and Virgil Van Dijk of Liverpool compete for the ball during the UEFA Champions League Final between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at Estadio Wanda...

Jamie Carragher has told Sky Sports, during their live coverage of the Nations League, that Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino made an error by picking Harry Kane in the Champions League final.

Kane returned from injury for Tottenham and was put straight back into their starting line-up in Madrid.

However, the Spurs forward was not at his best, as Pochettino’s men lost 2-0 in arguably the biggest game in their history.

 

Gareth Southgate now faces a similar selection decision to Pochettino, as England prepare to take on Holland in the Nations League.

And Carragher believes that Kane is going to start again for the Three Lions.

He said: “I felt it was a mistake to play him in the Champions League final, but I can understand why. Kane is that big a character. Southgate might be thinking the same, so I still expect him to play tomorrow.”

(L-R) Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur, Virgil van Dijk of Liverpool FC during the UEFA Champions League  match between Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool at the Wanda Metropolitano on June 1,...

Tottenham may have reason to hope that Kane doesn't start for England this evening, as they will want him fully rested for the new campaign.

Kane has played a lot of football over the years, and there is a feeling that the Tottenham man needs to get a full summer of rest before returning to action next season.

A dejected Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur walks past the trophy during the UEFA Champions League Final between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on June 1,...

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