Son talks up Spurs’ Euro chances

1 year ago

Tottenham forward Heung-min Son believes his team will have too much for Juventus ahead of their last-16 second-leg clash at Wembley this week.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side go into Wednesday’s clash as the favourites, after a 2-2 draw in Turin in the first game, but they are well aware of the threat that Juve pose.

Spurs produced a fine display last month to rescue a draw against the Italian giants, having been 2-0 down in the first 10 minutes. Juve striker Gonzalo Higuain grabbed a brace before Harry Kane responded, but Argentina international Higuain then missed a penalty on the stroke of half-time.

Christian Eriksen’s late free-kick has given Spurs two crucial away goals and now their fans are dreaming of a place in the Champions League quarter-finals.

Both teams head into the clash at Wembley in supreme form, with Juve unbeaten in 19 and Spurs avoiding defeat in the last 17.

Belgian defender Toby Alderweireld is a doubt ahead of clash, but Son insists his team will prove they are worthy of their place in the last eight.

“We are hungry; we are not finished,” said the South Korea international.

“It’s a Champions League game against a difficult opponent. We play at home but we are not scared. We need to play our game, be confident and play forward like we play at Wembley. That’s the most important thing.”

Son, who scored two goals in the victory over Huddersfield on Saturday, added: “We are looking forward to playing against a good team, a good opponent. I hope it’s a great atmosphere and I think we have a great opportunity.

“You can see how well Tottenham play. We deserve to play in the Champions League to the quarter-final or even more. We are good enough. If we win, everyone will be proud of Tottenham.”