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Mauricio Pochettino: we showed we can compete with the best


Tottenham Hotspur overcame a disastrous start to stage one of the most impressive recoveries in recent Champions League history and secure a draw against Juventus, leaving Mauricio Pochettino’s side as favourites to reach the quarter-finals. That the Spurs manager would be left purring at the final whistle seemed highly unlikely after his team had conceded twice in the first nine minutes of the first leg of the round-of-16 tie. Gonzalo Higuaín scored both goals, the second from a spot kick after Ben Davies had brought down Federico Bernardeschi. However, Spurs, a team often associated with buckling at crucial moments, dented the home team’s confidence through Harry Kane’s 33rd goal of the season. Critically, Higuaín struck a second penalty against the crossbar and Tottenham’s ensuing superiority…


Source: The Times February 14, 2018 00:02 UTC


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