Allegri considers unleashing Higuain, Dybala and Costa on Tottenham

Mario Mandzukic

Champions League nights are what we all want to be involved in and this is a chance to get into the quarter-finals.

Gonzalo Higuain, who missed a penalty just before half-time, scored a quick-fire brace before Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen hit back to swing the pendulum in their favour. "If we do that and enjoy the game we will perform almost at our best or at our best and if we do then we will have the chance to win", the Argentine told a news conference on Tuesday.

Tottenham must manage the occasion as well as the opposition and Lloris said it would be foolish to try to dig in and protect their away goals advantage.

"We know very well that we are going to play one of the best teams in Europe, but we are a courageous team, very positive people that love the challenge, and tomorrow is a massive challenge".

That couldn't be said back in August, when talk of a curse ran rampant following their past failures at the English national stadium.

Tottenham finished in second place in the Premier League table last term and seven points behind champions Chelsea FC.

Spurs qualified for the last 16 by finishing top of a group including the reigning European champions Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund, and Pochettino feels the club have earned respect across the continent.

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"Higuain is one of the greatest strikers in the world", he said.

"Now I think for our fans and us, it's like our home".

The Old Lady find themselves in a hard situation as they will need to have the better of Mauricio Pochettino's men with the hope that they don't get any further goals.

One journalist noticed something he thought was odd during Tottenham's Tuesday training session ahead of the Champions League clash with Juventus.

"But they play a kind of football which also, now and again, allows their opponents favourable chances to score, so I think it will be a very attractive, very even game, in which the side who prove to be more cynical will win it and go through".

"I think we have a very good opportunity but in football you need to earn things", he said.

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