Juve strike duo Dybala and Higuain ready to face Tottenham

Tottenham are close to the Champions league quarter-finals

"We were almost out of the competition because if they had scored a third goal before half-time, it could have been very hard. The best way is to start sharp and like we usually do at home", the France global said.

Spurs will also be without Serge Aurier, who is suspended after picking up a yellow card in the game last month, handing Kieran Trippier the chance to play his first Champions League football since the 3-1 group stage win over Real Madrid in November.

Defeating Spurs will nevertheless take one of Juve's best performances this season with Buffon paying tribute to the Premier League club's strengths, but saying they also have weaknesses.

"We know we played well out there and on another day we could have won but we are not getting carried away".

"We are going to enjoy tomorrow".

Liverpool still have Manchester United, the Merseyside derby and Chelsea on the horizon too, and if we have learnt anything over the last few years, it is to never underestimate the Reds' ability to lose games they should really be winning.

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"I don't know how Tottenham will play, but considering the first leg result, there's more pressure on them because they are the favourites", he said.

Juventus have Paulo Dybala available again after he missed the first leg through injury and it was revealing that Pochettino mentioned the Argentinian attacker in the same breath as Lionel Messi.

"He is one of the greatest in history and has put his stamp on history, and you can only have respect and admiration for his whole career", said Spurs' skipper. "The players would be heroes because they will have competed with these big sides".

The former Southampton boss went on to express his condolences over the death of Fiorentina skipper Davide Astori who passed away on Sunday.

"But we are a courageous team, very positive people that love the challenge, and tomorrow is a massive challenge. We are devastated about the situation and I send all of my energy to his family".

"It repeated everything in my mind with what happened with Dani [Jarque] when I was manager of Espanyol".

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