Tottenham star Fernando Llorente raves about Juventus ahead of Champions League tie

Tottenham Hotspur's Spanish striker Fernando Llorente controls the ball during the English FA Cup fourth round football match between Newport County and Tottenham Hotspur at Rodney Parade...

Tottenham Hotspur are all set to travel to Turin for their Champions League clash with Juventus on Tuesday night.

Dortmund's Swiss goalkeeper Roman Buerki (L) is injured by Tottenham Hotspur's Spanish striker Fernando Llorente (R) and later stretchered off during the UEFA Champions League Group H...

Spurs ace Fernando Llorente sat down for an exclusive interview with Italian media outlet TuttoSport, and raved about the quality of his former club Juventus, ahead of his side's Champions League tie with the Old Lady in Turin on Tuesday night.

The 32-year-old joined Tottenham from Swansea City in the summer, for a fee believed to be worth in the region of £12 million, but has struggled for game-time in north London.

Tottenham Hotspur's Spanish striker Fernando Llorente (CL) vies with West Bromwich Albion's French-born Cameroonian defender Allan Nyom (CR) during the English Premier League football...

Llorente is highly regarded on the continent, however, after spending successful spells at Athletic Bilbao and Juventus.

The Spaniard sat down for an exclusive interview with Italian publication TuttoSport, and warned his Spurs teammates that they will be taking on a 'top club' in the form of Juventus:

Fernando Llorente in action during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Tottenham Hotspur at Liberty Stadium on January 2, 2018 in Swansea, Wales.

"Juventus are really respected abroad. We are a very young squad. We are improving and we’ve already beaten Real Madrid. We dream of getting till the end of this competition. Anything can happen in Champions League. If Juve win against us they can win the title. Juventus are a top club."

Max Allegri's side have been in scintillating form of late, winning their last 11 games in all competitions, but Tottenham should not be disheartened - they are on an equally impressive run themselves, having not lost a game since their 4-1 defeat to Manchester City on December 16th.

The clash between the Italian and English sides is one of the most highly anticipated ties in the knockout stages of the competition, and with both teams being so evenly matched, it would take a brave man to bet on either side progressing through to the quarter-finals.

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