Tottenham forward Harry Kane admits he has still not watched the Champions League final back nearly seven weeks after the Reds won a sixth title in Madrid – but he’s also claimed the game was ‘there for the taking’.
Kane played in the final instead of semi-final hero Lucas Moura having returned from injury, but he was comfortably pocketed by Virgil van Dijk in the Wanda Metropolitano.
According to the Daily Mirror, Kane said: “We know it was there for the taking and that’s something we have to deal with and something we’ve had to think about over the summer.
“It’s probably one of the biggest games we’ll ever play in our careers and to let it slide by is always a tough one to take. Those type of losses always stay with you for a while. I don’t think you ever fully get over them.”
It’s absolutely fair for Kane to say he’s still not over losing the final – Spurs are highly unlikely to get there again next season, and did much better than anyone expected in Europe last year. They may never get that chance again.
The Reds, though, are the better team – shown by the gap in the Premier League table – and simply played better on the night. If Van Dijk and co proved anything last season, it’s that they are far from being ‘there for the taking’.