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Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino delighted to draw Juventus

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Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino is excited to face Juventus in the Champions League due to his family roots.

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has admitted that he is relishing taking on Juventus in the last-16 stage of the Champions League.

The North London outfit were drawn against the Italian giants in the first knockout round of the competition.

The 2014-15 finalists were arguably one of the hardest opponents that Tottenham could have been placed in a tie with, but Pochettino is excited for the contest due to his family roots in Turin.

"It's fantastic because my family came from Italy, from Turin - unbelievable! My surname is from Italy," the manager told Spurs' official website. "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.

"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."

Spurs topped Group H thanks to a draw and win over reigning champions Real.


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1Liverpool1613303462842
2Manchester CityMan City1613214593641
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs16120430161436
4Chelsea16104233132034
5Arsenal16104235201534
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd167542826226
7Everton166642319424
8Bournemouth167272526-123
9Leicester CityLeicester166462120122
10Wolverhampton WanderersWolves166461719-222
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham166372325-221
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13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton166371922-321
14Cardiff CityCardiff1642101530-1514
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle163491322-913
16Crystal Palace1633101323-1012
17Burnley1633101532-1712
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield1624101027-1710
19Southampton161691330-179
20Fulham1623111640-249

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