Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has said that his side are going to find it “difficult” to score against Juventus across the two Champions League legs.
Tottenham have made it through to the knockout rounds of the Champions League and have been rewarded with a two-legged tie with Juventus.
The first leg is on Tuesday night at the Allianz Stadium in Turin and Tottenham will be desperate to come away with something from the game.
Playing the home tie second is generally seen as an advantage but scoring an way goal is so valuable, something Pochettino will know very well.
However, he has pinpointed scoring goals as the toughest challenge his men will face tomorrow, against a side that doesn’t concede many goals.
They’ve only conceded 15 goals in 24 games on Serie A, the joint best record in the league with leaders Napoli, and Pochettino acknowledged that it would be tough for his side.
Talking in the pre-natch press conference as quoted by Football.London, Pochettino said, “We take it step by step. When the draw happened at the start of the season, first it was Real Madrid and Dortmund. Not many people believed in us but now we are here, enjoying today, the training session and tomorrow the game.
“But we need to show we deserve to go to the next stage. Scoring goals will be difficult against a team so tough to score against. We have many challenges ahead tomorrow but it’s important to continue as we have.”
The game kicks off at 7.45pm tomorrow and is being shown on Bt Sport in the UK.
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