Giorgio Chiellini will need the whole of Juventus to stop 'gold dust' Harry Kane

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Giorgio Chiellini says it’s almost impossible for him to stop Harry Kane alone, and that he’ll need the whole of Juventus to stop Tottenham.

Spurs are in Turin for the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 tie against the Italian champions, as Mauricio Pochettino looks to build on fantastic results against Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal.

The focus looking at Tottenham from an Italian perspective is, inevitably, the Premier League 100 club’s latest inductee.

Kane bagged his 101st League goal in the north London derby, and Chiellini has described the Spurs talisman as ‘gold dust’.

“Kane is gold dust, Tottenham are lucky to have him. He is one of the greatest centre forwards in the world,” Chiellini told reporters.

"Stopping one-on-one against Kane, just me alone, is pretty impossible. I'm not so presumptuous or arrogant to think I can and it's not a goal I have. I hope the whole of Juventus can stop Tottenham, that is what matters.

"One-to-one clashes are important but the whole team will have to do its best to limit, not only Harry Kane, but they have this 'fab four' (Kane, Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen, Heung-min Son) in the attacking area.

"Tottenham are not just Harry Kane but a whole team."

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