Mauricio Pochettino says whichever team manage their emotions best in the Champions League final will win the trophy.

Both Liverpool and Spurs overturned seemingly-impossible deficits to reach the final, which will be held in Madrid on June 1.

And Jurgen Klopp’s rival manager believes emotions rather than tactics will decide the outcome of the contest.

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“It’s impossible to say that it’s just another game,” Pochettino said, as quoted by Goal.

“The great thing is that we’re going to have three weeks to enjoy it; we’re experiencing unique moments.

“Everyone is expecting a tactical battle, but emotions will be the deciding factor. We’re two teams that know each other well, so no tactics are going to be a surprise. The emotional side is going to be fundamental.”

He added: “Maybe Liverpool are favourites because they were in the final last year and they’ve fought for the [Premier League title] until the end. They’ve invested heavily to win either the Premier League or the Champions League in the last few years.

“No one expected Tottenham to be able to get to a final, but we’re here on our own merit. This makes it more amazing and you enjoy it in a different way.

“We can make history. Obviously, you play a final to win it and we’re preparing to win it.”

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