Tottenham will be the first opponent of Maurizio Sarri's new Juventus. At the National Stadium in Singapore (13:30 CEST) the Bianconeri will face Spurs, who last season reached the UEFA Champions League final, only to be beaten by Liverpool in Madrid. They are a team that has not undergone a change on the bench, and for the sixth consecutive year, Mauricio Pochettino will be at the helm.
The low-down on Spurs
After not investing in the market last season, the English club has already made moves this transfer window, making an important purchase. From Lyon, the 22-year-old French midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, has joined the club, while leaving the Spurs after four years is right-back Kieran Trippier, who moved to Atletico Madrid. There were also goodbyes from Michel Vorm and Fernando Llorente, whose contracts expired at the club.
The spine of the team has remained, for now, practically the same as in the recent competitive seasons. From captain-goalkeeper Hugo Lloris to the striker Harry Kane, and passing through the middle are Son, Eriksen, Alli, Lucas and Dier: there are many players of a high level in Pochettino’s squad.
Juventus and Tottenham have already faced each other once in the International Champions Cup. It was 26 July 2016, and in Melbourne, the Bianconeri won 2-1. In official competitions the two teams crossed paths in the first knockout round of the 2017/2018 UEFA Champions League. In Turin, they played to a draw (2-2), while the Bianconeri won with a comeback at Wembley (1-2), signed off by Higuain and Dybala.