Jamie Redknapp claims Tottenham Hotspur can win the Champions League

Sky Sports commentator Jamie Redknapp looks on prior to the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 second leg match between Barcelona and Manchester City at Camp Nou on March 18, 2015 in...

Tottenham Hotspur drew 2-2 at Juventus on Tuesday night.

Sky Sports commentator Jamie Redknapp looks on prior to the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 second leg match between Barcelona and Manchester City at Camp Nou on March 18, 2015 in...

Pundit Jamie Redknapp has told Sky Sports' The Debate that he thinks Tottenham Hotspur are the hot favourites to go through to the last eight of the Champions League – and believes they can win the competition.

The Champions League returned on Tuesday night as the last 16 got underway, and Spurs – who beat Arsenal 1-0 in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon – travelled to Turin for the first leg of their tie with Juventus.

An early brace from Gonzalo Higuain had Spurs 2-0 down inside the first 10 minutes, but Mauricio Pochettino's men hit back as Harry Kane rounded Gianluigi Buffon to score before Christian Eriksen converted a second half free kick to earn a 2-2 draw.

Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur scores his sides first goal past Gianluigi Buffon of Juventus during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 First Leg  match between Juventus and Tottenham...

Having avoided defeat against the Italian giants, Spurs will now be confident of completing the task back at Wembley Stadium next month, especially having bagged two away goals at the Allianz Stadium.

Massimiliano Allegri's men are experienced Champions League campaigners though, and having reached the final of the competition in two of the last three years, Spurs aren't through just yet.

However, pundit Jamie Redknapp has hailed his former club, telling Sky Sports' The Debate that he thinks Spurs are 'hot favourites' to go through to the last eight.

Redknapp noted that he thinks Tottenham can win the entire competition due to the special players at Pochettino's disposal, and he mentioned two players who have particularly impressed him.

Tottenham Hotspur's Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen (C) celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the UEFA Champions League round of sixteen first leg football match between...

Redknapp admitted that he has been impressed with summer signing Davinson Sanchez in defence, whilst he hailed playmaker Eriksen as a 'very special player', comparing him to Philippe Coutinho and Kevin De Bruyne.

“Can they win the Champions League? Absolutely they can,” said Redknapp. “Liverpool and Tottenham are dangerous teams because they have the special players in there. At the start of the season everyone was talking about Spurs' squad depth, but they have a really strong squad. I've been impressed with Davinson Sanchez and they now have real versatility. I am surprised they do not have more points in the league.”

“Tottenham are hot favourites now. Juventus are still a dangerous side but Tottenham, if they get their game plan right, have players who can hurt any team. [Eriksen] is a class act, he makes the game look so simple. He is such a good player, technically up there with the likes of [Philippe] Coutinho. He gives them that edge, that sharpness. He's a very special player, he is their Kevin De Bruyne, that's the capability he has,” he added.

Juventus' forward from Brazil Douglas Costa (R) fights for the ball with Tottenham Hotspur's Colombian defender Davinson Sanchez during the UEFA Champions League round of sixteen first leg...

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