Mauricio Pochettino and Tottenham Hotspur are hoping Harry Kane would be ready in time to join the squad, when Spurs go head to head with Premier League side Liverpool at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium for the Champions League trophy.
Lucas Moura was the hero for the night, as the Brazilian was paired with Heung-min Son upfront in the absence of Harry Kane.
The English star is happy, but hopes to be done with rehab in time to help his team when they go against Jurgen Klopp and his Barça slayers.
“Hopefully [I’ll be fit for the final]. Rehab’s going well so far. I started straight-line running this week so that’s why I was okay to straight-line run today,” he told BT Sport.
“I didn’t want to cut any corners. We’ll just see. So far so good. If it carries on the way it should then I hope to be [fit], but there’s still a few weeks.
“Lucas has scored a hat-trick, we beat Manchester City[in the quarter-finals], we beat Ajax in the semis. I have to start training even harder and prove myself to the gaffer. Hopefully I’ll be back fit and hopefully get a starting place.”
“It’s just incredible. Disappointing first half, to concede two goals,” he said. “But at half-time, we said: ‘Look it’s just 45 minutes. It could be our second-last game of the season. We don’t have to worry about being tired. Just give everything.’
“When Lucas scored the two, you then think we’re going to score. But when Jan [Vertonghen] hit the crossbar, you think that’s it, it’s not your day. Lucas scored a great finish at the end. Just speechless, really.
“I’m a fan first and foremost. I want to win. I know how much it means to the club and everyone involved at the club, the players, the manager, the staff, the chairman, everyone. As a player as well, you’re looking at the game, what would I be doing if I was out there as well?
“It’s hard to switch off from that mode. The lads they dug deep, they showed heart, they showed character and that’s all we ask for. It’s just an incredible game.
“I went down there for half-time. We all knew it wasn’t good enough. We had to work harder, press harder. We had chances in the first half, so we knew if we could get more we could take them. As soon as we got one, it’s game on.
“Over the two legs, we probably didn’t play as well as we’d have liked, but we found a way and that’s what football’s about. You see the game yesterday, Liverpool found a way to beat Barcelona and somehow we found a way to beat Ajax even when we’re not at our best.
“Of course we know we have got one more game to go, the final. But we have to take this all in and prepare for that one.”