Juventus vs Tottenham 13 February 2018: UCL Preview and Predictions

Juventus vs Tottenham 13 February 2018: UCL Preview and Predictions

Juventus vs Tottenham 13 February 2018: UCL Preview and Predictions

"Tomorrow we'll have to play an excellent match for a tactical point of view, because otherwise if we just focus on the physical aspect we could suffer a lot".

The Belgian injured his hamstring in the home game and missed over three months before returning to action with 90 minutes against Newport County in the FA Cup last week.

This is the first-ever competitive match between the two sides with Juventus unbeaten in 22 home Champions League fixtures, winning 14 of them.

Pochettino's men have earned many plaudits over the past few years for the manner in which they have gone about their business.

January signing Lucas Moura is eligible to play having not featured in the Champions League group stages for Paris Saint-Germain and will start from the bench, with Paulo Gazzaniga a surprise inclusion - replacing the ill Michel Vorm as the substitute goalkeeper. In the end, despite being very much behind the eight ball there, Tottenham dominated, and are set up nicely for the second leg.

At the same time, Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany believes Pep Guardiola's side are ready to win the Champions League, as they face Basel this evening.

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Streelman is an elite ball striker ( 19 in SG: Tee to Green ) that tends to go as far as his below average putter takes him. He also acknowledged last week that Riviera is "a flawless course " for those that are striking it well .

The Italian champions will prove a challenge for the high flying Spurs as they have a very well balanced team.

On Higuain's missed penalty, Pochettino added: "It's true, you need some luck always in football".

Mauricio Pochettino's side have been in fine form in the Premier League recently, taking seven points from matches against Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal, with Kane scoring his 101st league goal in the north London derby last weekend. Yes, we have the dream and hope that we can beat them at Wembley. It's not easy to score in Serie A. They defend well, they have good tactics and normally play with five defenders, so it's not easy to play against them.

"It will be an fantastic game for us but it's now the knockouts and it's open, 50-50". "When you're with the same manager for a long period of time - this is our fourth year together and the core group of players is the same - we've been working for four years on lots of different things".

Whether Pochettino would have used a back three had Alderweireld been available is impossible to say, but what was clear was that the two-man central defense was ruthlessly exposed early on.

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