Harry Kane is still reeling from Tottenham’s Champions League disappointment as the trophy “was there for the taking”.
It is just 48 days since Spurs’ first ever European Cup final appearance ended in heartache at the imposing Wanda Metropolitano.
Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool were crowned European champions for the sixth time after a narrow 2-0 victory that saw another impressive season under Mauricio Pochettino ended trophyless.
Kane understandably tried to focus on the positives when asked about the final during the pre-season trip to Singapore, although the Spurs striker clearly felt it was a big opportunity missed.
“It was a tough one to take,” the England captain said at the National Stadium.
“We did extremely well to reach the Champions League final and, of course, when you get to those big games and you don’t quite perform the way you know you can, that’s always the bit that hurts you the most."