According to The Independent Mauricio Pochettino believes his ‘brave’ side are ready to take another major step in Europe.
We host Juventus on Wednesday night in the second leg of our round-of-16 tie at Wembley and we have every chance of knocking out the Italian champions – finalists in two of the last three seasons – after coming back from two goals down to draw 2-2 in the first leg in Turin.
We’ve already beaten Real Madrid in the group stage, with our reputation across the continent continues to grow and Pochettino has told his players to grasl their latest opportunity to make another big statement.
‘It’s been step by step, a little step every season,’:said the Spurs boss.
‘You can see the team is more mature. We are going to enjoy tomorrow.We know very well we are playing one of the best teams in Europe but we are a brave team and we are very positive people.
‘We need to think that we can win, we always think in this way. If we are able to play in the way we normally do then we will be close to winning.
He added:’After the group stage we improved our reputation in Europe. Last season was a massive disappointment to be out in the first stage, but this year of course the people in Europe start to respect Tottenham.They respect the philosophy we build and the football we play. We feel we have respect for the brand of football we show, they respect us in Europe we feel.’
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