Former coach backs Spurs to win Champions League

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This current Tottenham side are more than capable of winning the Champions League this season, Tim Sherwood told Sky Sports show Goals on Sunday.

We are unbeaten in 17 games in all competitions – a run stretching back to December 16th and comfortably won our last Premier League match 2-0 against Huddersfield at Wembley on Saturday to strengthen our place in the top four.

And our former manager Sherwood believes beating Juventus in the Champions League last-16 second leg tie at Wembley on Wednesday and then going on to win the competition is a genuine possibility.

We hold an away-goal advantage after a stunning fight back to claim a 2-2 draw in Turin in February.

“They can win the Champions League,”:he told Goals on Sunday. “On their day they can beat anyone, they’ve shown that.They’ve beaten Real Madrid [in the group stages] and I thought they outplayed Juventus over there. Juventus is still a very tough proposition because of the way they play.

He added: “They will play a nice counter-attacking game at Wembley so I think it will be a very difficult game for Spurs but I think they can get over that. On their day, Tottenham can beat anyone.”

Sherwood also reckons the club can also lift the FA Cup for the first time since 1991 after securing a quarter-final tie against Swansea by beating Rochdale 6-1 in fifth round replay last Wednesday.
He added: “They can [win the FA Cup]. Why shouldn’t they?
“Manchester City are out of the FA Cup, Liverpool are out. They’ve got a real opportunity in that.They’ve got a tough game away at Swansea who have nothing to lose. If Swansea can get another three points in the Premier League before that they would be quite comfortable [going into the quarter-final].

He added: “You wouldn’t put it past them the way Carlos Carvalhal is going [as Swansea manager] so it’ll be a tough game, but if you win then you’re in the semi-final. They can surely win the FA Cup this year.”

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