A thrilling night awaits the Wembley Stadium as Juventus take on Tottenham Hotspur in the return leg of the UEFA Champions League round of 16. A 2-2 draw at Turin meant that The Lilywhites came home with 2 vital away goals and will go into this fixture with the wind in their sail.
However, Juventus will surely look to make it all so difficult for Pochettino’s men as they welcome their star-man Dybala back into the side who missed the first leg due to a thigh injury. His addition could have a major influence on the tie.
If Spurs do manage to topple Juventus, this might well be counted as one of Pochettino’s greatest achievements during his stay up until this point.
Here is how Mauricio Pochettino is expected to field his 11 at Wembley to bring Juventus to their knees.
Hugo Lloris will start in goal for Spurs and will hope to contain the likes of Higuain and Dybala. Toby Alderweireld will miss out for Spurs which means the centre-back pairing of Davinson Sanchez and Jan Vertonghen are expected to feature. Ben Davies has stepped up his game to another level and could flank the left side of the defence while Serge Aurier could be Spurs’ right back.
The Argentine has opted to go for two defensive midfielders with three players ahead of them. The defensive midfield roles are expected to be delegated to Eric Dier and Mousa Dembélé who is in fantastic form at the moment. These men could be led by the attacking minded midfielders at Spurs’ disposal. Son could start the game on the left of the midfield having scored a brilliant brace against Huddersfield Town over the weekend while Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen could take up the central and right wing respectively to inject creativity and provide their prolific goal-scorer with the requisite ammunition.
Without a shade of doubt, the Englishman Harry Kane will be the first player on Pochettino’s team list for the clash against Juventus. He will hope that the 37 goal tally for the season increases and that he can book a place in the quarter-finals for Tottenham Hotspur. Kane will also be in search of his 8th Champions League goal for this campaign.
Can Kane propel them to the Champions League quarter-finals in what could be their second appearance at this stage of the competition?