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Pochettino: Tottenham "dominated" Juventus in 2-2 Champions League draw

Pochettino: Tottenham

Pochettino guided the Lilywhites to another impressive result on Tuesday night after seeing his side recover from two goals down to draw 2-2 away at Juventus in the last 16 of the Champions League.

But Harry Kane pulled a goal back and Higuain missed a second penalty, before Christian Eriksen's free-kick ensured a pulsating contest finished 2-2, putting Spurs within touching distance of the quarter finals.

After going two goals down though Spurs responded very well in the game and they should have reduced the deficit with their first real chance of the game as Kane saw his header from close range brilliantly saved by Gianluigi Buffon after a great cross from Eriksen.

It was also an exciting first half in Basel, with Manchester City scoring three goals before going on to win 4-0 and the quarterfinals nearly a formality.

Tottenham got off to a disastrous start and found themselves two goals down after the opening nine minutes, courtesy of strikes from Gonzalo Higuain.

Gundogan added a fourth after the break with a handsome shot from the edge of the area, and was only denied a hat-trick by the dogged determination of Basle goalkeeper Tomas Vaclik.

Tottenham travel to Juventus for Tuesday's Champions League second-round first leg.

Ben Davies was caught napping and his clumsy foul on Federico Bernardeschi gave the referee an easy decision to point to the penalty kick spot. We needed to be more solid.




"Now, in London it will be a final and we will have to fight to go through". We have experience but not as much as Juve. We showed great character.

He added on BT Sport: "It was an excellent performance after that (conceding the two goals) and we deserved to get back into the game".

Juventus defender, Giorgio Chiellini, has stated that Tottenham Hotspur striker, Harry Kane, is on the same level as Leo Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Neymar, that's according to the Daily Mirror. Then we conceded a penalty, 2-0 down after seven minutes against a great team like Juventus with experienced players.

"The character we showed today was fantastic", he said.

"This really irritates me, because people have no idea of how teams function".

"We are sure we will have our chances at Wembley and we'll go into the game with a lot of confidence and we're looking forward to it".

There was nothing he could do though when Dele Alli picked out Kane in the 35th minute and the England striker drifted past the goalkeeper before coolly sliding home.


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