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Soccer Corner: Kane can make difference in UCL final, says Spurs legend Gary Stevens

  • Jason Dasey

Singapore   /   Sat, May 25 2019   /  01:17 am

Even with inspirational striker Harry Kane poised to return from injury, Tottenham Hotspur will be underdogs in the all-English UEFA Champions League (UCL) final on June 1. But Asia-based club hero Gary Stevens is counting on the England captain to provide the X factor against five-time European kings, Liverpool.Stevens was a key member of the last Spurs’ side to win a continental trophy when he played all 120 minutes and converted a spot kick as the Londoners beat Anderlecht on penalties after extra-time in the 1984 UEFA Cup final.“It’s a big ask for any player to hit the ground running when coming back from injury. But Harry Kane is not your average player, and is very strong mentally, too,” Stevens said.“With it being the UCL final, the occasion will override and mask any remaining discomfort, pain or doubt that his ankle injury might be problematic. Harry makes an impact mo...