Thursday, 26 April, 2018

Tottenham vs Juventus | Champions League 2nd Leg Preview

Juventus player Gonzalo Higuain and Miralem Pjanic in a past match Juventus player Gonzalo Higuain and Miralem Pjanic in a past match
Kristopher Love | 06 March, 2018, 20:58

Tottenham will welcome Juventus to Wembley Stadium tomorrow for their second leg Champions League clash, with the tie now finely poised at 2-2, and the Spurs players were put through their paces during training today in preparation for the huge knockout game. "Tomorrow we are going to face one of the best teams in the world and in history".

When it comes to goals scored in the tournament this season, Spurs rather put Juventus to shame, with 17 to the Serie A outfit's nine. "We need to think we can win, then what happens will be a effect of our performance".

Mauricio Pochettino's men have won three of their last four games since their exploits in Italy to find some good form ahead of the Champions League clash.

"I played against Dembele when he was at Fulham and in his early days at Tottenham, I wasn't quite sure what kind of player he was back then", Lampard said in an Evening Standard column.

Lucas Moura is eligible for selection again after not playing a single minute during the Champions League group stages for former club Paris Saint-Germain.

The down side however is that they have kept just one clean sheet in their last six Champions League games at the iconic venue.

He said: "We expect a tough game". It's the best way to enjoy this competition.

"I feel the club and team is growing stronger every season".

"If you don't think too much, and look for a draw, especially against an experienced team like Juve, you could be in trouble".

There is a feeling that Pochettino is on the cusp of something special, but he urges caution, preferring to concentrate exclusively on the job in hand against a club who have reached two of the last three Champions League finals.

"We are going to compete, and at the same time try to enjoy, because it's a game to enjoy". We have arrived at the most important part of the season and we win or lose everything.

Juventus want the midfielder in the bag as soon as possible, but Can has shown an inclination towards finishing the season with Liverpool before committing his future to another club. But Pochettino will be without defender Toby Alderweireld through injury, while full back Serge Aurier is suspended, meaning Kieran Trippier will get his first Champions League start.