Tottenham Hotspur will be Tuesday not to adapt to Juventus. Coach Mauricio Pochettino wants his team in the duel in the eighth finals of the Champions League as playing as always.
“We remain true to our principles,” said the Argentine coach on Monday at the press conference in the run-up to the duel in Turin. “We will be aggressive and brave playing, but of course with respect for our opponent.”
Pochettino was full of praise for Juventus, that in the past three years, two times in the finals of the miljoenenbal reached. “We can get our history do not compare with that of Juventus, but have a plan and we want to be at that level. Tomorrow we will see if we they can compete.”
Despite the status of the opponent, refused to coach his team in the underdog role. “We were in a group with Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund, and everyone expected that we, as a third party would end up, but we won the group.”
Pochettino knows that his team Juventus no gifts will get. “We have the absolute desire to show to continue. We have spent the last weeks regularly fantastic played and if we want tomorrow to play again.”
Toby Alderweireld is in Turin are not always of the party. Although the Belgian defender fit again after a hamstring injury, wants Pochettino no risks with him. “He needs his fitness quietly building. In this kind of matches to play 200 percent.”
The Argentine claimed that the Spurs Alderweireld against himself in protection. “He is frustrated, but we want to be career is not in danger. This is a really tough injury. In this way, he turns back stronger than he already was.”
The duel in the Allianz Stadium begins Tuesday at 20.45 hours, and is under the leadership of the German arbitrator Felix Brych.
The match between Juventus and Tottenham Hotspur on Tuesday, seen live NU.nl. The broadcast starts at 20.00 hours and the kick-off is at 20.45 hours. After the end, there are also videos of the other matches to see.
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