Former Chelsea star Frank Lampard has said that he loves that way that Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino always looks to attack during games regardless of who the opposition might be.
Following a well earned 1-0 win over Arsenal in the north London derby over the weekend, Spurs return to Champions League action on Tuesday having gone unbeaten in winning their group, only to be handed a tough tie against last season’s runners up Juventus.
Their two-legged tie against the Italian giants mean they will have faced both of the teams in last year’s final, having both drawn and beaten reigning Champions Real Madrid in the group stage to ensure the Spanish side finished second out of the four teams.
Now Lampard has said that Spurs face a tough task to qualify for the next stage ahead of Tuesday’s showdown in Turin, but insists that if they can pull off victory then Pochettino should be heralded as one of the best manager’s in the world right now, who the former Chelsea man adores for his constant approach of attacking football.
He told the London Evening Standard: “Pochettino has a good group of players and will just look at what he has got in front of him at the moment.
“If they get past Juventus, it will underline why he is one of the most coveted coaches in the game. It will be a battle but he has proven himself in that regard during most of his time in charge.
“What I love about him is he always plays on the front foot. There is an aggression to his selection.
“He doesn’t think ‘I’m going to back off against this team’. He always looks to cause the other team problems whoever they may be.”
Spurs have never faced off against Juventus in a competitive fixture, and will face a much different test over the weekend when they travel to League One strugglers Rochdale for their FA Cup encounter at Spotland.
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