Pochettino hails “fantastic” performance in Turin

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Dom Le Roy

According to ESPN Mauricio Pochettino says the chance for us to reach the Champions League quarter-finals is there for the taking after a “fantastic” draw in our last-16 first leg at Juventus on Tuesday.

We came from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 thanks to goals from Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen at the Allianz Stadium, giving us an advantage with two away goals heading back to Wembley in three weeks’ time and a delighted Pochettino hailed the maturity and character of his side against last year’s losing finalists and insists not many teams can come to Turin and dominate the Serie A champions.

“I am happy because the tie is open and we are going to play the second leg at Wembley, and it will be fantastic because the atmosphere will be great,”:he said.”And for the fans it will be fantastic because the hope to go through to the quarter-finals is there. It’s only 90 minutes away.

He added: “I feel so proud. We showed great character against a team who played two finals (in the last three years). We are a young team playing in this competition, and I say congratulations to the players to show that performance.
“We were talking in the last few weeks about the team being more mature. We have experience but not as much as Juve. We started not in a good way but showed we are mature enough to compete in the Champions League.

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