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There’s enough reason for Tottenham to be optimistic ahead of their trip to Juventus, as they are having a scintillating run of form which includes wins over Manchester United and Arsenal and a draw against Liverpool at Anfield. Spurs have already defeated reigning champions Real Madrid in the group stage encounter and would be upbeat as well as confident about securing a result on the road here against Juventus.
Spurs have maintained incredible fitness and despite a hard training schedule under Mauricio Pochettino, the North Londoners do not have any injury absentees at this stage of the campaign. They, however, have not included star centre-back Toby Alderweireld in the travelling squad for their midweek trip and his long-term injury absence is sighted to be the reason for the omission, which is probably precautionary.
Spurs boss Pochettino might have surprised many with his various tactical set-ups but is likely to retain a 4-3-3 formation against the Old Lady due to Spurs’ ruthless run despite going through a tough schedule.
Spurs’ main man between the sticks will be busy on Tuesday night against the likes of Gonzalo Higuain and Mario Mandzukic.
Tripper has been majestic in recent weeks and is likely to retain his place over Serge Aurier in his usual right-back role.
The Colombian starlet has justified his price tag so far in his debut campaign and despite being a little inconsistent, Sanchez has done a commendable job in the absence of Toby Alderweireld. He will have a massive task against the European heavyweights.
Spurs’ defensive pillar will lead the backline once more using his vast experience, calmness and composure.
The Welshman has replaced Danny Rose in the left-back role and his balanced outing down the flank has earned him a regular slot under the Argentine gaffer. He not only maintains defensive composure but also provides support in the attack with his overlap runs and sublime crosses.
The Englishman had a disappointing outing against Liverpool but stepped up this weekend against North London rivals Arsenal and will be hoping to continue the same deep down the midfield when his side faces Juventus on Tuesday night.
The Belgian was a massive influence against Arsenal in the middle of the park with his outrageous holding, dribbling and passing traits along with physical supremacy. He will play a key role in midfield against the reigning Serie A champions.
Has not been his best so far this season but holds the ability to shine on the biggest occasions. He proved his worth with a stellar show against Real Madrid in the group stage of the competition. Pochettino will be hoping for a similar outcome this midweek too.
The Danish sensation is a driving force in Spurs’ attack. He will be keen on linking up with Harry Kane and creating more opportunities for the hitman up front.
The South Korean wingman has registered a regular slot on the left flank and is expected to start against Juventus.
The prolific goalscorer has already netted 23 goals so far in the league and is also the prime candidate to lift consecutive golden boot awards at the end of the Premier League campaign. He has been ruthless in Europe as well and will test Juventus’ defensive resilience on Tuesday night.