Bonucci: We want to avoid Mourinho’s Tottenham in Champions League

TURIN, ITALY - NOVEMBER 26: Leonardo Bonucci of Juventus looks on during the UEFA Champions League group D match between Juventus and Atletico Madrid at Allianz Stadium on November 26, 2019 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images)

Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci says he wants to avoid Tottenham in the Champions League knockout stages – because of Jose Mourinho.

“I would like to avoid Tottenham,” Bonucci told reporters.

“With the arrival of Mourinho, in some games he can give them something extra. But February and March are a long way off.

“In knockout games, without wanting to take anything away from [Mauricio] Pochettino, Mourinho knows how to drag something more out of his players.”