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Brave Tottenham Hotspur must play free against Juventus

Mauricio Pochettino says his brave Tottenham Hotspur team must play with freedom against Juventus on Wednesday as they seek to book their place in the Champions League quarter-finals.

Tottenham battled back from 2-0 down with goals from Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen to earn them a 2-2 draw in Turin last month - a result that means they are favourites to progress.

Tottenham's progression since former Espanyol coach Pochettino arrived in 2014 has been impressive.

They finished third in the Premier League in 2015-16 and second last season, although they are yet to win any silverware and flopped in last season's Champions League.

Pochettino resents the suggestion that success can only be measured in trophies, saying he is part of a project to establish Tottenham as one of the strongest clubs in Europe.

They have beaten European champions Real Madrid and former winners Borussia Dortmund home and away this season and the clash with an experienced Juve side offers another chance to move the club a step closer to that goal.

Asked what he could ultimately achieve at the north London club, Pochettino refused to be drawn.

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