AMBITION: Mauricio Pochettino

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is min gespin about local rivalries and says Spurs are now focused on bigger prizes.  

After beating neighbours Arsenal in the north London derby on Saturday and underlining their recent superiority over the Gunners, the Lily Whites believe they have stepped out of the shadows.

Local bragging rights are not their preoccupation ahead of Monday night Champions League clash against Italian giants Juventus in Turin (9.45pm).

And Poch believes that the level that they are currently playing at is good enough to beat the two-time European champions, who have contested two of the last three finals.

The Argentine says: “We don’t care if Arsenal are behind us – we are winning because we are building something special.

“Some performances and some results make us trust in the way we play. 
"My idea against Juventus is to keep playing the same, to try and be a little bit braver if we can, but being clever because their level is one of the best.”

Moussa Dembele says that Tottenham now feel “100 percent” like a top-four Premier League club.

The midfielder explains: “We’re not scared to play any team.

“We’re not thinking about who is the best club in the world, in London or even in England, we just want to win something.”
Juve midfielder Sami Khedira, meanwhile, warned his teammates of the threat of in-form Spurs striker Harry Kane.
The Germany star says: “I think he is the most complete striker in Europe. Robert Lewandowski and Gonzalo Higuain are also very good, but he has everything.

“He has pace, he has great physical and technical skills.
“He can score with just a touch or after dribbling, he is a fantastic footballer.”

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