Ex-Juventus star Torricelli raves about Tottenham's Eriksen

Christian Eriksen of Tottenham Hotspur is challenged by Alex Sandro of Juventus during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 First Leg  match between Juventus and Tottenham Hotspur at...

Christian Eriksen made a big impression in Tottenham's first game with Juventus.

Christian Eriksen of Tottenham Hotspur is challenged by Alex Sandro of Juventus during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 First Leg  match between Juventus and Tottenham Hotspur at...

Former Juventus defender Moreno Torricelli has praised Tottenham's attacking threat especially midfielder Christian Eriksen.

The ex-Italy international told Tuttomercatoweb he was impressed by Tottenham's performance in the first leg and was stunned they fought back from conceding two goals in the first 10 minutes.

He said: "Usually when Juve go 2-0, it is very easy to close and keep the opponent away, without suffering much. There were mistakes on both goals conceded and at these levels when you are wrong, you pay .. Tomorrow the Bianconeri will have to be perfect especially on the defensive level."

Christian Eriksen of Tottenham battles Mattia De Sciglio of Juventus during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 First Leg  match between Juventus and Tottenham Hotspur at Allianz Stadium...

A tough test lies ahead for the Italians after conceding two away goals, and he is wary of Tottenham's attack, but hopeful they will be able to take advantage of their defence.

He said: "The offensive phase particularly amazed me: Eriksen is a player who makes the difference, every time he aimed at the defense he managed to create goal chances or put his opponents in trouble.

"Kane, we all know him, in general they are a good team from midfield up.The weak point is definitely the defense, we will have to take advantage of it."

Torricelli's comments do Tottenham's defence a disservice, but Spurs did not defend well in Turin.

They conceded twice and Juventus could easily have scored four goals by half-time, had Gonzalo Higuain not missed one effort from close range and a penalty, after netting two early strikes.

Spurs are still likely to miss defender Toby Alderweireld, but Serge Aurier is suspended, which could be a positive after his worrying display in the first leg.

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