Tottenham Hotspur has had a tough time since losing the Champions League final in June.
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino said Juventus proved how difficult it can be for a team to recover after losing a Champions League final.
During this decade, Juventus lost twice in the final of the European Cup competition – against Barcelona and Real Madrid – Spurs had this unfortunate feeling in June.
Since then, North London has been struggling to perform well as the main players are not looking so good and the club is now in the lower half of the Premier League table.
Prior to the Champions League encounter with the Red Star, Pochettino said he had spoken to someone about the current situation when he learned how Juventus initially struggled after being defeated in Serie A.
"Yesterday we talked to someone," Pochettino told Football.London. Against Juventus he played the 2016 final in Barcelona and they lost the final. In November they were in Italy in Serie A in 13th or 14th place and said how difficult it is to lose a final.
"Speaking of Juventus, one of the best clubs. I think it's not saying anything or apologizing, it's just how difficult it is to handle different things. I always tell you that it will be important for the three points to be closer to the next level of the Champions League tomorrow, and also for our confidence.
"But if momentum is what it is, it's important to be strong and know that we have to work so hard to reverse this negative momentum. Of course it will be important tomorrow if we can win, it will be massive for our confidence. "
The difference between Spurs and Juve is that the club in North London has problems outside the field that the Italian giants did not have.
It's difficult to lose a final, but if certain players ask after leaving and are still in the club in November, it should come as no surprise when their form is out the window.
Although Spurs have not been able to gain consistently lately, they keep themselves from suffering such defeats.
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