Champions League: Why Tottenham lost 2-1 to Juventus – Pochettino

Posted on Mar 8 2018 - 7:20pm by admin

Tottenham manager, Mauricio Pochettino has revealed why his side fell to Juventus in the Champions League last-16 on Wednesday.

Spurs suffered heartbreak at Wembley as two goals in three minutes saw Italian giants Juventus progress with a 4-3 aggregate win.

Pochettino said Tottenham were the better side over the course of the two legs but conceded that “two big mistakes” cost his team a place in the last-eight.

The first leg ended 2-2 in Turin leaving the Premier League side on much more advantage to go through to the last-8.

Lamenting after the match, Pochettino told reporters, “In less than three minutes we conceded two goals – two big mistakes – and that is why we are out,’ he said. ‘In both legs we deserved more.

“I feel proud.

“We played fantastic football until that first goal and we dominated. Of course we are very disappointed but it is part of growing. We will keep going. But we are very disappointed.”

Premier League clubs Manchester United and Chelsea could join Real, Liverpool, Juventus and City in the quarter-final draw next week if they overcome challenges from Sevilla and Barcelona respectively.

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