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​Pochettino claims Tottenham ready to face 'ancestors' Juventus

Tottenham are going through a very interesting season, with the club performing admirably in the Champions League despite a stuttering Premier League campaign.

The move to playing home games at Wembley was always going to cause some issues, but it appears Mauricio Pochettino's men are reserving their best football for the Champions League. Tottenham have already beaten Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund, and topped the group after going unbeaten in the six games.

The reward for such feats may not be what Spurs fans expected, but the boss is excited for a big round of 16 clash against Juventus.

"It's fantastic because my family came from Italy, from Turin - unbelievable!" said Pochettino. "My name Pochettino is from Italy. It will be fantastic to go there for the first time."

"It's a city and a club I've always wanted to play and it's now fantastic to be going to the city of Turin to play against Juventus."

Juventus does not intimidate the Argentine manager, and he believes it is a good draw for Tottenham and the supporters.

"It's an unbelievable draw, it's good to play against one of the best teams in Europe. It will be very tough for us - and of course, for them - but that is the Champions League and in this stage there is no easy opponent," he said.

"That is the mentality we need to use. It's so important to be competitive and we've shown we can do that, we've shown we can deal with the pressure of the Champions League. This will be a different game to Real Madrid and it's so exciting to play Juventus."

Tottenham must be at their best to stand a chance of overcoming Juventus. And it will be interesting to see how much change Harry Kane can get out of the great Italia center backs Georgio Chiellini and Andrea Barzagli.

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