The first confrontation between Juventus and Tottenham Hotspur in the eighth finals of the Champions League won no Tuesday evening. The duel in Turin ended in 2-2: the team of Massimiliano Allegri took the lead through two hits of Gonzalo Higuaín, one of which from eleven metres, after which Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen forceed a depot. At the break of rest Higuaín missed a penalty kick.
“It was a fantastic competition,”acknowledged Mauricio Pochettino at the end of the duel in the Juventus Stadium,”but we were sloppy and got two counterpoints in nine minutes. However, it was fantastic to see how the players came back to character in the game. I would like to congratulate them. It is difficult to make up for a 2-0 backlog in Turin against a team that is difficult to pass. We actually deserve more victory than a tie.
“We are now more mature. In the last few weeks we have been growing as a team and have taken a step forward,”Pochettino assured,”This is a good example of what we are capable of. The response of the team was great. In football you sometimes also need luck. Juventus is a top club. We believe in a victory at Wembley:” The reunion will take place on 7 March in England.
“Of course the return will be a completely different match, but with the goals made here we certainly have a chance to win Wembley”, Eriksen in turn told us,”We’re going to enter that match with confidence. We look forward to it,” Kane also praised the team’s response,”We could have left the head hanging too. But we have shown character. It was an excellent performance after the 2-0. We take these two outgoals to Wembley. It is a fantastic result.
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