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Buffon confident facing Spurs: Juventus fans have been spoilt!

07 March 2018

Serge Aurier is suspended for Spurs, so Kieran Trippier is likely to deputise at right-back. The Croatia worldwide has been ruled out with a thigh injury, Juventus have confirmed via their official website, with Federico Bernardeschi and Juan Cuadrado also failing to make the trip. Kane got the comeback underway with his goal in the first leg of this match-up and is now on a impressive 35 goals in 37 matches for Spurs this season, including seven in six Champions League games.

With Tottenham hoping to reach the Champions League quarterfinals for the first time since 2011, eliminating the Italian champion would be another step towards the top table for Pochettino, who has been linked with replacing Zinedine Zidane at Madrid. "We feel we have respect for the brand of football we show, they respect us in Europe we feel". Last season was a massive disappointment to be out in the first stage, but this year of course the people in Europe start to respect Tottenham.

The advantage is certainly with Tottenham after scoring two away goals in the first game. "Juventus" defence is so solid and Higuain is a "lord of goal'".

We expect this to be a tight contest, and we are going for under 2.5 goals as our prediction in this game.

Juventus head into their Champions League clash with Tottenham with the game perfectly poised at 2-2.

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"The return leg will be a tough one".

Juventus Manager Massimiliano Allegri discussed the Champions League Round of 16 second-leg between Tottenham Hotspur and Juventus at a Press Conference today. They have just lost only one out of the 15 Premier League games there (the first game against Chelsea).

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. Whilst they have also kept a clean sheet in their last three knockout games.

The Argentine is seeking trophies at Tottenham and if they do that the players will become heroes.

The likes of Mousa Dembele, Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen all make Spurs a competitive side but they still need more star players, who can decide games individually and Reus fits the bill well.

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He added: "Adam [Lallana] needed a few minutes to get into the game but then it was really good and very important for him to play that long".

Llorente has had to play second fiddle to Harry Kane, although he did manage to score a hat-trick in FA Cup replay win over Rochdale at Wembley.

Silva told the City website: "It is a Champions League match, which is a very important competition for us".

Tottenham didn't have to worry about Paulo Dybala in the first leg as he was injured. Two years ago, after their Europa League exit against Dortmund, Pochettino said that his team could not compete with the continent's leading clubs.

Tottenham have scored at least two goals in seven of their last eight games in the Champions League.

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Buffon confident facing Spurs: Juventus fans have been spoilt!