Spurs will respect Pochettino team choice - Winks

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Harry Winks has said he and the rest of the Tottenham Hotspur squad will respect whatever decisions Mauricio Pochettino makes when he selects the team to start Saturday's Champions League final against Liverpool.

Striker Harry Kane has declared himself fit for the match in Madrid after recovering from an ankle ligament injury, leaving Pochettino to decide whether he will alter the Spurs lineup that dramatically beat Ajax in the semifinals.

Kane has not played since the quarterfinal first leg against Manchester City on April 9, with Lucas Moura and Son Heung-Min scoring crucial goals in his absence. If he starts in Madrid, one of Moura or Son is likely to drop out.

Winks has also been sidelined since that game after suffering a groin injury, but returned to full training last week and is set to be available for the club's first-ever Champions League final.

"The starting 11 is just the starting 11," the midfielder said. "We've played so many matches in the Champions League this season that everybody has contributed in their own way.

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"Of course everybody wants to start, but it's bigger than that. The whole magnitude of the match is a lot bigger than just the 11 players.

"It's what you can contribute on the bench, if you're not in the squad, if you start. It's all 25 of us. We go out there as a team, we support each other as a team.

"Whatever team the manager decides to go with, everyone is going to respect that decision. The Champions League is what we want to win, and we are more than capable of doing that."

Pochettino has been eager to emphasise the power of the collective and told a news conference on Monday: "Maybe one player from the bench can be decisive and can help us win the Champions League."

Spurs could lift their first trophy since the 2008 League Cup, and Winks, who has been at the club since he was five, said he understood how important victory over Liverpool would be.

"To have been a part of the team and to have played as many games as I have done in the Champions League, to be part of this amazing side and this incredible era for Tottenham -- honestly, it's a true privilege," he said.

"I am humbled to have the opportunity to do that, and if we can go all the way then we'll make history and it will be fantastic. It's something that we believe we can do as well."