Based on the UEFA Champions League history and honors, this may seem like a mismatch with Tottenham still trying to find their feet in the Round of 16 stage, however, the current form of both the teams have been imperious in recent weeks as Tottenham vs Juventus promises to be an exciting match-up in the round of 16 of the 2017/18 Champions League, and so we look at the Combined XI line-up, made out of players from both the teams.
Both teams have some of the most exceptional players from European Football so making a Juventus vs Tottenham combined XI seemed like an obvious thing to do. Likes of Harry Kane and Miralem Pjanic are certain to find their place in our combined XI but who else made the final cut? Let’s find out.
Juventus vs Tottenham Combined XI
Goalkeeper – Hugo Lloris (Tottenham)
We may have disappointed UEFA Champions League and some cult supporters of Gigi Buffon but the Italian legend has played just 11 matches in Serie A this season which has certainly made the case stronger for Hugo Lloris to be named in our Juventus vs Tottenham Combined XI. Lloris has managed to keep a clean sheet against Everton, Manchester United, and Arsenal in recent weeks and has been a leader at the back for Spurs.
Right-back – Kieran Trippier (Tottenham)
Perhaps the easiest choice we have had to make while drafting the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League Combined XI for Juventus vs Tottenham, after some inspired performances from the English defender, Kieran Trippier, who has made his position his own, following Kyle Walker’s departure to Manchester City.
Left-back – Alex Sandro (Juventus)
Despite Ben Davies’ gritty displays in recent weeks, Alex Sando is regarded as one of the world’s best left-back at the moment given his attacking intelligence and defensive understanding. Sandro has been one of the key players for Juventus this season and he will expect to put on another strong performance against Spurs in the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League round of 16.
Central defenders – Jan Vertonghen and Georgio Chiellini
These two are certainly the Mr. Consistent for their teams and have been the mainstays for their defense, which is why he makes it into the Combined XI for the Champions League Round of 16 clash between Juventus and Tottenham. In Toby Alderweireld’s absence, Vertonghen has become the new leader for Spurs and is marshaling the new players (Trippier and Davies) to Tottenham’s back-four. Meanwhile, there is no denying Chiellini’s ability and he has only enhanced his reputation as being Europe’s finest central defender after Bonucci opted to sign for AC Milan.
Central Midfield – Sami Khedira (Juventus)
The crafty German fought off some intense competition from Eric Dier and Moussa Dembele to find a place as the defensive midfielder in our Juventus vs Tottenham combined XI. Apart from his defensive brilliance and tactical understanding, Khedira has contributed to 6 goals from midfield further staking his claim to feature in the combined XI.
Central Midfield – Miralem Pjanic (Juventus)
Watching Miralem Pjanic in action is like seeing the orchestra lead perform his most beautiful symphony and leave all the onlookers spellbound. Pjanic has had a hand in 11 league goals for Juventus and if he is allowed enough space to work his magic, Spurs will be in for real trouble.
Central Attacking Midfield – Christian Eriksen (Tottenham)
The man behind Harry Kane’s brilliant season who often manages to find that killer pass to put Dele Alli or Heung Son through who feed Kane for a super Tottenham like team goal. Eriksen himself has managed 7 goals and 6 assists this season and has been one of the best players in Premier League.
Wide Right – Paulo Dybala (Juventus)
Injuries may have curtailed Paulo Dybala’s sensation start to the season but the little Argentine has 14 goals to his name and has been the main man for Juventus going forward this season. Dybala is adept at playing at all the attacking positions and would fit in the wide right position in our Juventus vs Tottenham Combined XI.
Wide Left – Heung-min Son (Tottenham)
Perhaps the most underrated player in the Premier League at the moment is Tottenham’s Heung-min Son who is virtually scoring or assisting in every match for Spurs in recent weeks. Son has managed 12 goals and 4 assists this season and will look to cause Juventus all the difficulties.
Striker – Harry Kane (Tottenham)
Was there ever any doubt as to who would lead our Juventus vs Tottenham Combined XI’s as Harry Kane has successfully proved his claim to being world’s most feared striker at the moment. Kane has scored 37 goals for club and country this season and is targeting a major trophy with Tottenham after completing his haul of 100 Premier League goals.