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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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