Mauricio Pochettino’s men staged an extraordinary comeback to reach the Madrid showpiece but Souness thinks they have been hugely fortunate
Graeme Souness believes Tottenham have been lucky to reach the Champions League final and do not deserve to be there.
Spurs and Liverpool face off in the Madrid showpiece on Saturday evening – a match you can follow LIVE on talkSPORT.
The Reds made the final with an incredible win over Barcelona, overcoming a 3-0 aggregate deficit to triumph 4-0 at Anfield to progress to the final stage.
Tottenham also staged a dramatic comeback after scoring three times late on against Ajax to make their first Champions League final.
And Souness, speaking to Virgin Sport, claims the north London side have been very lucky to reach the final.
“Spurs shouldn’t be there,” Souness said.
“You say to anyone at the start of the season this team is going to lose 19 games in all competitions and yet they’ll find themselves in the final of the Champions League you’d say you’re talking nonsense.
“But they’ve somehow got themselves there and I think they’re fortunate to be there.”
Souness continued to suggest that a hybrid team between the two finalists would be dominated by Liverpool stars.
He added: “I’m looking at it mostly through the eyes of a Liverpool supporter and I’d pose a question: ‘If you were picking a team from the 22 who will start the game, how many Spurs players would be in that 11?
“I’m thinking, as we’re standing here, Eriksen possibly into midfield.
“And Harry Kane. So you’ve got nine Liverpool players.
“But the moment you try and apply logic to football you’ve come unstuck.”