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Spurs announce official Champions League final traveling squad

With three extra youth players, just in case.

Tottenham Hotspur v Everton FC - Premier League Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images

Tottenham Hotspur are officially in Madrid for the Champions League final. Their chartered plane touched down this afternoon as they prepare to play Liverpool at the Wanda Metropolitano. And now we know exactly who is in frame to feature on Saturday. Spurs posted their final, official 26-man traveling squad on social media today.

If you don’t want to watch the whole video, here’s a list of all the players, in order by kit number.

  • Hugo Lloris
  • Kieran Trippier
  • Danny Rose
  • Toby Alderweireld
  • Jan Vertonghen
  • Davinson Sanchez
  • Son Heung-Min
  • Harry Winks
  • Harry Kane
  • Erik Lamela
  • Victor Wanyama
  • Michel Vorm
  • Eric Dier
  • Kyle Walker-Peters
  • Moussa Sissoko
  • Fernando Llorente
  • Dele Alli
  • Juan Foyth
  • Paulo Gazzaniga
  • Christian Eriksen
  • Serge Aurier
  • Lucas Moura
  • Ben Davies
  • Alfie Whiteman
  • George Marsh
  • Oliver Skipp

Two of the last three names are a surprise. Oliver Skipp has been a presence on the bench for Spurs late in the season as he’s made the leap up from the U23s. George Marsh and especially Alfie Whiteman are unusual selections, especially Whiteman as with his selection Spurs will have four keepers in Madrid.

The new Champions League final rules state that Spurs can name 12 players to the bench with all of them available to play in the match. So it’s likely that Skippy, Marsh and Alfie will be the “break glass in case of emergency” players in case someone picks up an injury in training. But with only three subs in the game, it’s unlikely they’ll get in the game even if they would make the bench.

More importantly, this lineup includes every senior member of the squad who has been registered for this stage of the competition, meaning Tottenham Hotspur officially have a clean bill of health. Rejoice! Liverpool won’t know what hit ‘em.