Allegri delighted to land Spurs

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Massimiliano Allegri has expressed his delight at landing Tottenham in the last 16 draw of the Champions League.

Milan tactician content with European draw

AC Milan manager Massimiliano Allegri has expressed his delight at landing Tottenham in the last 16 draw of the UEFA Champions League. It will be the second time Spurs have played in Milan this season after they were paired with city rivals and European champions Inter in the group stage. The north Londoners lost 4-3 at Giuseppe Meazza before exacting their revenge at White Hart Lane with a 3-1 success, games in which Gareth Bale excelled. The Rossoneri finished second in Group G behind Real Madrid and they could have been paired against the likes of Barcelona, Manchester United, Chelsea or Bayern Munich. Allegri believes Harry Redknapp's side are a well-drilled outfit, although he is pleased he avoided some of Europe's bigger names.

Vulnerable

Tottenham are not water-tight at the back and Allegri thinks his star-studded Milan side could exploit their defensive vulnerabilities. "They're an excellent team but given who we could have taken, they were one of the less tough teams in the draw," said Allegri. "I'm happy with the draw, we'll go to London and it's always fun to play against the English. "They're an excellent team, very strong up front but, looking at the numbers, they also concede a lot in defence."

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