Gianluigi Buffon looking forward to locking horns with Tottenham again
Tie is locked at 2-2.
Gianluigi Buffon feels Tottenham’s attacking style will play into the hands of Juventus at Wembley.
Spurs are favourites to progress to the quarter-finals of the Champions League following a 2-2 draw in the first leg in Turin last month.
Juventus were in control of the tie when Gonzalo Higuain scored twice in the first nine minutes, the latter a penalty.
But Harry Kane pulled a goal back and Higuain missed a second penalty, before Christian Eriksen’s free-kick made it advantage Spurs.
Juve, who have contested two of the past three finals, face the prospect of bowing out early unless they can breach Tottenham’s defence – but goalkeeper Buffon is confident they will get chances.
“It is a fascinating challenge to play at Wembley, an historic football theatre, and also it is a challenge because we have to try to get through following the first leg, and because we are playing a strong team,” said the 40-year-old.
“It will be an uphill battle but sometimes you can get caught out going downhill so we are up for the challenge.
“Tottenham quite clearly have a lot of great attributes, they have a tried and trusted style of play.
“They like to attack, they can be physical, they are good technically, but their style allows the opposition a few chances, so I think the fans are in for a treat.”
Higuain has been passed fit after missing the last two matches with a ankle problem, but Croatia forward Mario Mandzukic is out with a thigh injury.
Coach Massimiliano Allegri said: “Higuain has trained with the team. It’s such a huge game you are going to want to play even if not in tip-top condition.
“We are going to have to be a lot better technically than we were in the first game, especially in the second half.
“For us it is like a final because we know if we don’t get a result we will be out.”