Pochettino says Alderweireld omitted from Juventus trip for sake of his career

Llorente played for the Serie A side side for two seasons scoring 27 goals in 91 appearances

"Of course I have visualised winning the Champions League", he said.

The home side flew out of the blocks with Gonzalo Higuaín on target twice inside nine minutes. "There is a fine image of Juventus here and I raise it even more: I always speak very highly of the Bianconeri and give them a good rep".

This one loss comes as no surprise - as they played a Barcelona side, oozing form and confidence. The Ivorian has been preferred to Kieran Trippier in Europe, presumably because of his time with the Ligue 1 giants and his experience in the big games. Gundogan curled his second of the night after an Aguero run eight minutes after halftime to put the match-and series-to bed early. With a record such as this, Mauricio must hope he's game plan is to the T. He's one of the best defenders in the Premier League so he won't be short of offers if he wants out.

Despite an impressive group stage, Juventus will arguabley provide Spurs with their toughest test to date due to Real Madrid not quite reaching the heights we have all come to expect from them this year.

Tottenham finished above Real and Borussia Dortmund in their qualifying group.

The Italian champions will prove a challenge for the high flying Spurs as they have a very well balanced team. The England worldwide has netted eight goals in his previous 7 appearances for Spurs.

Spurs recruited Brazilian winger Lucas Moura in the January transfer window from Paris Saint-Germain and Dier believes the squad right now is as strong as he's seen it since arriving from Sporting CP in 2014.

"Toby is not here, he's staying in London working", Pochettino confirmed.

Saturday pass, there was few scared in Tottenham's backline, but the few went unpunished.

Juventus are without a host of players.

Juventus will be without Chiellini's defensive partner Andrea Barzagli, as well as injured quartet Paulo Dybala, Blaise Matuidi, Stephan Lichtsteiner and Juan Cuadrado. A slight doubt is, Andrea Barzagli. It's so important to recognise and congratulate the players.

Pochettino has no new injury issues to worry about ahead of this tie.

Pochettino also paid tribute to former Spurs player Ryan Mason, who has retired after admitting defeat in his quest to recover from the fractured skull he suffered in a clash of heads with Gary Cahill in January 2017.

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