Fernando Llorente admits he “wanted” Tottenham Hotspur to pick his old club Juventus in the Champions League draw. “I have a lot of friends there.”
The teams will meet in the Round of 16, with the first leg in Turin on February 13 and the return at Wembley on March 7.
“I’m very excited about this draw. I played there for two years and won five titles. I wanted this team,” Llorente told the Spurs website.
“I have great memories and I enjoyed my time at the club a lot. It's one of the biggest clubs in the world. I have a lot of friends there. It will be an amazing game. They are a very good team with very, very good players.”
The Spaniard scored 27 goals with 10 assists for Juve in 92 competitive games from 2013 to 2016.
“We can be confident in ourselves because we are a very good team, focused, concentrated, aggressive - we can do amazing things.”