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Champions League: Pochettino says Tottenham will go to Juventus to win

14 February 2018

"The fans and the players have to work with each other as we did in those games and from then forward we've been really strong".

Tottenham recovered from conceding twice inside the opening nine minutes to draw 2-2 at Juventus in the first leg of their Champions League round-of-16 match on Tuesday.

The Tottenham striker is having another excellent season and now leads the Premier League charts with 23 goals in 26 games played.

The two players previously faced each other when Italy hosted England in a friendly at the same Juventus stadium in Turin in March 2015, a match which saw Kane make his full worldwide debut.

Pochettino paid tribute to the Hull midfielder at a press conference after the draw with Juventus, saying: "It is very sad news but he opens a door for his future with his family".

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The second leg will be at Wembley Stadium on March 7.

'Compared to what it was when I came, Tottenham is completely different, ' said the 26-year-old Dane.

Eriksen, signed from Ajax for £9.5m in the summer of 2013, does not expect Pochettino to abandon the project he has started at Spurs despite growing interest from teams such as Real Madrid.

It only puts Spurs in fifth place in the league, but they haven't lost since December 16 and are bang in form now ahead of facing a Juventus team who are also flying.

The Argentine forward has been out since pulling his thigh muscle during the Bianconeri's 1-0 win at Cagliari on January 7.

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"I'm not so presumptuous or arrogant to think I can".

"We had a 50 per cent chance before and we still have 50 per cent. Tottenham are awesome", he said. We are going to London to play in a final and we will have to be very good to go through.

"Juventus play to win the Champions League but we are not the favourites to win it".

Kane's goal gives him a share of the record with Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard, who scored seven goals for the Reds in the 2008-09 Champions League - which is also the last time the club made the knockout rounds of the competition.

"It's an exciting match for us that we want to enjoy, tomorrow we want to play with great freedom and enjoy it". He always steps up and I think he's this type of player who represents our philosophy.

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Champions League: Pochettino says Tottenham will go to Juventus to win