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Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino promises to be ‘aggressive’ against Juventus’ impenetrable defence

Written by The Sun Co.Uk

MAURICIO POCHETTINO has vowed to go for the jugular as Spurs bid to make another Champions League statement. The Tottenham boss, who masterminded a group stage win over Real Madrid, takes his side to Italian giants Juventus in the last 16 tonight. But the Argentine will NOT be parking the bus in Turin. Poch said: […]

MAURICIO POCHETTINO has vowed to go for the jugular as Spurs bid to make another Champions League statement.

The Tottenham boss, who masterminded a group stage win over Real Madrid, takes his side to Italian giants Juventus in the last 16 tonight.

Tottenham have been training for their Euro clash with Juventus
Tottenham have been training for their Euro clash with Juventus
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But the Argentine will NOT be parking the bus in Turin.

Poch said: “We are going to be aggressive, we are going to be brave and we are going to try to win but always with massive respect to the opponent.”

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

Pochettino said: “When the draw happened, not too many people believed in us and the possibility to move to the next stage.

The Londoners remain without Toby Aldweireld
The Londoners remain without Toby Aldweireld
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Mauricio Pochettino claims he's saving Alderweireld's career by not automatically starting him
Mauricio Pochettino claims he’s saving Alderweireld’s career by not automatically starting him
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“We won the group and now we are here, enjoying thinking about the game.

“But we need to show we deserve to go to the next stage.”

Toby Alderweireld has stayed at home, despite the Belgian defender returning in last week’s FA Cup win over Newport after three months out with a hamstring injury.

Poch added: “It was a massive injury that we needed to care and be cautious about, because we cannot put his career at risk.

Mauricio Pochettino is confident of toppling Juve
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Tottenham face a tough task in Turin
Tottenham face a tough task in Turin
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Harry Kane will surely play a key role for the visitors
Harry Kane will surely play a key role for the visitors
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Spurs have been in good form in the league
Spurs have been in good form in the league
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“He needs to build his fitness strongly.

“We are going to assess him day by day.”

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