Arsenal legend Liam Brady has named two players that could hinder Juventus’ progression in the Champions League.
The ex-Gunner and Juventus winger believes that Argentinian duo Gonzalo Higuain and Paulo Dybala could be dealt with easily by the Tottenham defence.
Brady’s conclusion is that the 30-year-old lacks movement, while the 24-year-old no longer has the novelty factor which means opposition defenders are wise to the pair.
Speaking to Corriere della Sera, when Brady was asked whether he was convinced by the Juventus forward line, he replied: “Not all the way. Because the best of Higuain, in my opinion, we have already seen it. In Europe it’s hard to make the difference.
“It’s too static. While Dybala, which is also a great talent on the rise, is no longer a novelty as last year: the opponents know how to take the measures. It takes more to win in Europe.”
Having said that the former Napoli striker has 18 goals to his name this season in 33 outings – Dybala meanwhile has 17 in 30.
It is looking likely that Mauricio Pochettino will stick with a central defence partnership of Davinson Sanchez and Jan Vertonghen despite Toby Alderweireld declaring himself match fit following injury.
The two have struck up a tight unit at the back and barely gave Arsenal a sniff at goal in the North London derby on Saturday.
However, the Old Lady are bang in form of late.
With five wins in the last five games, including a 7-0 win over Sassuola which was followed up with a 2-0 defeat of Fiorentina, Tottenham will have to be at their very best to keep out the most potent attack in Serie A.
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