Date: 3rd August 2017 at 11:34am
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A week prior to when the 2017/18 Premier League season kicks off Tottenham Hotspur test out the Wembley Stadium turf against last season’s Champions League finalists, Juventus.

Premier Sports will beam live pictures into a UK TV screen near you, but only if you take out a subscription – £9.99 a month. The programme begins five minutes before kick-off – 5:25 BST.

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Mauricio Pochettino

‘This match will form an important part of our preparations, particularly with the Premier League season starting just a week later.

‘We met Juventus in Australia during pre-season last year and it was a highly competitive game, very useful for us, and we expect a similar game this year at Wembley.’

Head to head

Tottenham and Juventus have met just the once and that was last summer in the International Champions Cup friendly competition when Juve won 2-1 (Paulo Dybala and Medhi Benatia). Erik Lamela did get one back.

Juventus are expected to field a strong starting XI – I expect Poch will realise this and do something similar.

Possible starting XI?

Spurs: Lloris; Vertonghen, Dier, Alderweireld; Trippier, Winks, Dembele, Davies; Dele, Eriksen; Kane

Juve: Buffon; De Sciglio, Chiellini, Rugani, Sandro; Khedira, Pjanic; Costa, Dybala, Bernardeschi; Higuain

Juventus promo

I’m not saying Spurs don’t do this, however Juventus certainly know how to sell themselves.

Score prediction

My heart says we’ll win but my head says something completely different.

Here goes…not that it matters, it’s only a pre-season friendly.

Spurs 0-2 Juventus



64 Replies to “Spurs v Juventus Preview”

  • Would love to see a start for Walker-Peters for this one, so we can see how ready he is for first team action. No harm in giving Harrison a half-hour either!

  • Oh and a 4-0 for Spurs including a hat-trick for Vincent Janssen (Through my rose tinted glasses)

  • I know we seem to prefer scoring 4 goals rather than 3 …. but I’ll stick to a 3-0 win to the home team. It’s not in Italy is it? 🙂

  • At the very least we will get some practice playing against magpie colours! Well maybe not as they will probably play their away colours which I think is yellow….COYS!! Just win baby!

  • I said previously, I think bale might be back on TDL, I feel as if he will be on our right wing when we kick off in September

  • E17YID – yes I am sure Bale will accept the £80k per week salary rather than the £300k that Man U will offer him.

  • Didn’t do Walker any harm over there. Hopefully a couple of signings to replenish….unless another promotion from the academy. COYS!

  • 9 days to go and our squad depth (our biggest weakness) is now considerably weaker than at the end of last season. Absolute top management!

  • We sold Walker, who lost his place to trippier, we are no weaker than we were in April. … all this doom and gloom about signing players, yet know one can realistically come up with a player who would improve us.

  • Oh, and as for bale. The income he would generate for Spurs would be immense, the sponsors who, would subside his wages would be unreal .. plus, we have first option on him …

  • I think this is about finding out if Onamah is good enough by giving him regular first team game time, as Wlker did when he went to Villa. If he wont get the minutes at Spurs, then it is a good move for all. Hopefully he shows he has the quality and mentality to come back and establish himself. As has been said it does mean we have lost 3 players from our squad now, Josh, Walker and Sissoko, so hopefully this is a sign that there will be some incomming soon.

  • Yes, I’m glad MP, knows what he wants … I still blame MP for getting such a good 11 that it would require a special type of signing to dislodge a starter for us. 27 days left and we will know exactly where we stand.

  • Important pre-season match tomorrow. Fitness and comfort at Wembley being the prime focus. I expect our starters to get a good 65-70 minutes. Juve will likely do the same. Focus really is on next weekend.

    On Onomah, I believe he is going to Villa so that he has the opportunity to play in the middle of the park. Reality is, at Spurs, he will not get opportunities to play in the middle as there are far too many people in front of him. Posh tried him on the wing, likely hoping it would solve an issue we have from within. He is just not a winger. I believe it is a great move for him, given the injuries to Villa players, and he will have to earn whatever he gets. Villa fans seem pretty happy and I think he will get his chance. Up to him whether it is taken or not.

    On Baler, I cannot see it happening. I also cannot see a scenario where we could afford the transfer fee. If he is to come, it is because they need to balance off a purchase. On the wage side of things, he would have to accept a wage cut. That said, when he left, there were numerous sources saying we were prepared to pay him 180k/week to stay. So long as we up the weekly salaries of our main starters first, I think we could probably go in for about 200k/week for 3 or 4 years. He would be huge for marketing this year and going in to the new stadium. It would also be a huge sign of intent and a thumb in the eye of United and others. He would also be a huge help to us with more pace on the wing and on the free kick side of things. How much could Erikssen, Dier and others learn from him? How much is his CL experience worth? He is often injured (which is why I would not go above 200k/week), but he could be protected (60minutes in important games), play the CL games. If he were willing to come, I doubt there would be issues with Pochettino. If we get out of the group stages, is it not worth it? Given his past with Spurs, I feel that whatever it cost, we would see come back in revenues. We need to start winning. He carried us through stages of the CL before. He has won with RM. He is a returning Spurs player. Other than cost and the fact it is highly unlikely he would move, there really are not a lot of negatives

    Now, to up the ante on the ridulocity (I know, not a real word) of this, what say we send RM 80M GBP for Bale and Kovacic. How would that go down as a record transfer for Spurs?

  • Spurs had a very good starting 11 with Walker but Tripper is not as good an all round defender and against top 6 PL teams and good CL teams his lack of pace and ability to dominate his direct opponent will be exposed. The fact that spurs have won nothing means that the team and coach both need to improve. Of course there are players who could have improved the first 11 or at least been top quality squad players. I am not a scout but B.silva and D.costa are players who could have improved the first 11/squad. Spurs squad looks light at the moment and i expect some signings, but i am not happy with leaving it late as players need time to get used to a new environment. The chances of hitting the ground running is reduced if player doesn’t get a full pre season.

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