Barcelona’s Arturo Vidal vies for the ball with Getafe’s Djene Dakonam (right) during their Spanish League match on Sunday. Agence France-Presse
Mauricio Pochettino used to wince when his pressing game was compared with Jurgen Klopp’s but Tottenham and Liverpool share more than just a love of the chase in their recent fight to join Europe’s elite.
Among the rewards for the Champions League winners on Saturday will be silverware, status and history but the greatest prize awaiting Liverpool or Tottenham might be an end to the agonising wait.
Harry Kane was included in England’s 23-man squad for the Nations League finals announced Monday but Tottenham Hotspur team-mates Harry Winks and Kieran Trippier were both left out.
On Wednesday, a hashtag #ShameonYuviBhajji was trending with users lashing out at the duo for helping Afridi. At the same time, there was also support for the former Indian all-rounder with #IStandWithYuvi hashtag doing the rounds.
“To all my friends in Dubai and the UAE, this is a really difficult moment and we need to take care of us and others as well,” said Figo.
“It was a great relief to see him deliver last start after the trouble he’d encountered at his previous two,” said trainer James Cummings.