Published: Wed, February 14, 2018
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Tottenham turn disaster into dynamite against Juventus

Tottenham turn disaster into dynamite against Juventus

Michael Dawson will go down in the history books as being a firm fans favourite at White Hart Lane and the ex Tottenham skipper endeared himself to Spurs' fans further when covering the Champions League match between his old club and Juventus.

Lotak: Makes you wonder where Spurs could be if they hadn't given Juve a two-goal head start inside 10 minutes.

Christian Eriksen scored a low second-half free kick to give them the upper hand when they bring the tie back to Wembley.

Meanwhile, teammate Mousa Dembele put in one of the best performances of his Tottenham career.

Chiellini, one of Europe's most uncompromising defenders, and Kane, a prolific scorer in the English Premier League, will cross swords again on Tuesday when Juve host Spurs in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie. Kane corralled the ball in the box and tapped it around Juventus keeper Gianluigi Buffon, before finishing with his left foot into an open net. We scored twice against a team that is always hard to break down.

"But [for] 83 minutes I think we dominate Juventus and that is a thing to prize, because not many teams can come here and dominate a team like Juventus". Then we concede a penalty, 2-0 down after seven minutes against a great team like Juventus with experienced players.

"The energy was fantastic and it's important to say we played with one day less [of rest]".

However, with Juventus content to sit back, Spurs began to dominate possession and nearly got one back in the 26th minute but goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon pulled off a great save to keep out Kane's header from point-blank range. "The Tottenham youngsters are growing as a team all the time".

'Thanks to him, because the team made a lot of effort to be back in the game and we need out individual players to make the difference at some key moments and it was the case today'.

Juve were unsafe on the counter-attack with Higuain nearly scoring a third but Tottenham were back in the tie when Alli picked out Kane after 35 minutes and the England striker rounded Buffon before sliding home.

"With [Mario] Mandzukic and Douglas Costa playing close to [Gonzalo] Higuain, and a bank of three midfielders behind them, we coped better". "I don't think Juventus minded us having the possession but we had a good balance and won the ball back quickly, and that's what we had to do". "I think the team was unbelievable in the way they reacted".

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