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Mauricio Pochettino: We deserved to win

Pochettino: We deserved to win
By Eurosport

13/02/2018 at 22:55Updated 14/02/2018 at 00:02

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has said that he feels his side deserved the win against Juventus after their 2-2 draw in Turin.

Gonzalo Higuain gave the home side a 2-0 lead in the opening ten minutes before Harry Kane and then Christian Eriksen pulled Spurs level.

After Juventus' second goal Spurs completely dominated and the home fans became frustrated with their team's performance.

Speaking after the game Pochettino said that he felt his team should have won and spoke of his pride at their performance.

Tottenham Hotspur's Argentinian head coach Mauricio Pochettino looks on during the UEFA Champions League round of sixteen first leg football match between Juventus and Tottenham Hotspur at The Allianz Stadium in Turin on February 13, 2018.

Tottenham Hotspur's Argentinian head coach Mauricio Pochettino looks on during the UEFA Champions League round of sixteen first leg football match between Juventus and Tottenham Hotspur at The Allianz Stadium in Turin on February 13, 2018.Getty Images

“Fantastic game. We were sloppy and conceded two goals in nine minutes, but the character we showed was fantastic. I want to congratulate the players - 2-0 down in Turin to a team so difficult to break down. We deserved a victory more than a draw.

“We are more mature now. In the last few weeks, the team are growing and have stepped up. It’s a good example of the capacity we have.

The team was amazing in how they reacted.

Kane, Aurier - Juventus-Tottenham - Champions League 2017/2018 - Getty Images

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“You need some luck always in football. The tie is open, Juventus are a massive team. We have the hope we can win in Wembley.”

It was the first time that Juventus had conceded in 2018 and the first time an away side had scored in Turin since November.

The return leg will be on March 7 at Wembley.

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