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"But [for] 83 minutes I think we dominate Juventus and that is a thing to prize, because not many teams can come here and dominate a team like Juventus".

"We are doing our best and my players should be happy because they are having an wonderful season".

Juve were risky on the counter-attack with Higuain nearly scoring a third but Tottenham were back in the tie when Alli picked out Kane after 35 minutes and the England striker rounded Buffon before sliding home.

Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino says that the club are trying to show "common sense" by leaving Toby Alderweireld out of the squad to face Juventus.

A road goal and/or a clean sheet would go a long way in setting up Spurs to advance with the second leg coming at Wembley.

The prolific Spurs talisman heads into Tuesday's first leg at Allianz Stadium in electric form, having netted eight goals in his last seven appearances across all competitions.

"I think Christian had an unbelievable game".

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Spurs have had a mixed bunch of results in their previous trips to Italy, losing against Inter and Fiorentina but enjoying a 1-0 victory at the San Siro over AC Milan.

"Every season he steps up and grows up and he is this type of player that represents our philosophy".

"I feel so proud". Mauricio Pochettino's side need to improve their record to ensure they can progress, although no side has won more points - nine - in home league games against the big six.

"It's an exciting match for us that we want to enjoy, tomorrow we want to play with great freedom and enjoy it".

'To get there is the first step.

"Is there a part of you that thinks you'd rather see the English team win over the Italian team?"

Their Champions League last-16 clash will be a fascinating encounter, pitting two of Europe's most in-form teams against one another. "But our belief, our confidence, our form are good, and we will be ready to be very competitive... we are going to be aggressive, we are going to be courageous and we are going to try to win". 'That's what he showed when he signed a new long-term deal. Of course there will be interest from other clubs because he's doing really well but hopefully he'll stay'.

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