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How Tottenham’s F.A Cup 4th-round struggles could be used against them in UCL

Tottenham resume their Champions League campaign next Tuesday when they travel to Turin to face Italian giants Juventus.

Spurs beat Real Madrid to the top spot during the group stage to set up a mouthwatering clash against last season’s runners-up, and the Serie A giants are pulling out all the stops into ensuring they emerge victorious.

Juventus chief scout Roberto Bosco is said to have met with his Newport counterpart Paul Molesworth during weekend’s clash against Liverpool in order to get the League 2 side’s dossier on Tottenham’s frailties.

Newport held Harry Kane and co to a 1-all draw upper weekend, setting up a return leg of the F.A Cup 4th round at Wembley on Wednesday night. It took some extensive research for the minnows to upset Spurs, and Juve are keen on the details.

Some of the key points of the report, that has since gotten leaked, include Davison Sanchez’s failure to cover the space regularly left by his right-back, Kane’s habit of drifting to the back post at corners, and Tottenham’s weakness in defending wide freekicks.

Molesworth revealed of Bosco’s thoughts on the dossier:  “He could not believe we had drawn with Tottenham 1-1 but he saw the report and said: ‘this is fantastic.’ He saw enough from the game and the report to make him believe that Juventus will beat Tottenham.”