Tottenham Hotspur were beaten 2-0 by Liverpool in the final of the Champions League on Saturday night, and after the match their fans were left to rue a key decision which turned out to have a big impact on the destiny of the trophy.

Spurs went into their maiden European climax up against it, taking on the side who pushed Manchester City all the way in the Premier League title race this season.

The build up to the match centred round whether Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino would recall Harry Kane, who missed the last two months of the campaign with injury, or stick with the men who won the day in Amsterdam in the semi-final.

Although Spurs faded towards the end of the domestic season, they had been playing quite well in Kane’s absence, so it was a bigger decision than it might have seemed on paper.

Pochettino did go with Kane, but the Tottenham forward struggled to get into the game. Whether that was down to not being match fit or just the occasion and the fact that neither he nor his teammates performed on the big stage, only those involved will know, but it begs the question of whether the right choice was made.

Ultimately an early penalty from Mo Salah and a late second from substitute Divock Origi condemned Spurs to their fate, and left their supporters wondering what might have been.

Many of those Tottenham fans took to social media after the contest to reflect on how things went, but there was no getting away from the big subject of the evening.

That was whether the iconic Spurs striker would have been selected in the starting XI. Most supporters seemed to think that their boss made the wrong decision on a night where it all went wrong for their side.

Here are some of their messages:


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