Juventus v Tottenham - the key battles that will decide the tie

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

I know very well how it's working and of course I am so focused on Tottenham, trying to give our best, like always I said what is going to happen in the future, only I can tell you that we have three years more in our contract at Tottenham and I am happy here.

Despite the impressive displays Lamela has shown since the start of the year, Spurs fans were still unhappy with Son being dropped from the starting line up.

One of the key players today is Harry Kane, who scored more goals (56) than Cristiano Ronaldo (53) or Lionel Messi (54) past year.

"I saw it right with Kane because he's become a real top player and it will be a pleasure to face him in these two games - I'm going to sweat and suffer, but the beauty of football is measuring yourself against these players".

This week Tottenham will travel to Turin where they will be taking on Italian champions, Juventus, in their first leg tie.

"We took our time but I think we've really made it our home", the England midfielder said. 'We needed to be cautious because we can not put at risk his career.

Daniel Thacker, Tottenham: What a superb comeback from Tottenham, who seem to grow at UEFA Champions League level with each game. There's also [Stefano] Sturaro who can play in Matuidi's role, and he's probably the one most similar to Matuidi.

Dier added that Pochettino is "on the path" to becoming a great manager like Sir Alex Ferguson, the Argentine's idol, and also claimed Spurs are now as strong at Wembley as they were at White Hart Lane, having initially struggled at their temporary home.

"When you can't play in a game like this it is hard to accept. My idea is to keep playing the same, to try and be a little bit braver if we can". For me it's a game to enjoy.

In Kane and Higuain, two of the best strikers in European football will be on display and the tactical flexibility of both teams (ability to play 3-5-2 or 4-3-3) will serve up what promises to be an engaging affair.

"We learned a lot from a year ago in the Champions League", said Dier. We shouldn't get depressed. This allowed for them to finish as Group H leaders and knock, Borussia Dortmund out the prestigious cup.

"Against Arsenal in the derby the team's performance was fantastic, why can't we repeat that again tomorrow?"

"We need to play well and try to score, which will be hard against a team that is so tough to score against". It remains to be seen whether or not his Juventus omission will ultimately prove decisive with Chelsea, Manchester United, City and Real all watching on.

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