Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino proud with his side's 'dominance' of Juventus

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But Kane, who had scored 16 goals in his last 14 matches before the Juventus clash, shrugged off the miss and soon had Spurs on the scoreboard with a cool and clinical finish.

"Fantastic game", said Pochettino.

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

The second leg will be at Wembley Stadium on March 7.

"The team showed real character to come here and challenge a team like Juventus", said Pochettino who blamed the inexperience of his side for their sluggish start. "Of course, it's his decision but I think what's he's building here he would like to be part of it". This team has won six Scudetti and reached two Champions League Finals. "Football gives and it takes away, but I don't think there's any need to get depressed".

It was the season Eriksen first joined the club and he played in two of those games, a 4-0 defeat at Anfield and a 5-1 thrashing by City at White Hart Lane.

"Tottenham had a great game and turned things around". Everyone has grown up and they are not going to lie down if they are 0-2 down anyway. They were much, much the better team.

Pochettino praised his team for their response to falling 2-0 behind inside 10 minutes away from home. Spurs defender Ben Davies fouled Juventus forward Federico Bernardeschi on that play inside of the box. Higuain stepped up again but failed to complete his hat trick, firing onto the crossbar.

Buffon saved twice from Kane, including a header from point-blank range, before the striker finally broke through.

"It was so hard to come back after conceding two goals so quickly".

"We have a draw against Tottenham in the Champions League and it is like a big loss".

Spurs fought back from a horrific start to claim the ascendancy in the tie after goals from Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen, overwhelmingly winning the battle for possession and pinning the Italian champions back in their own half for long periods.

Pochettino admitted he was fearing the worst after Higuain's early double.

Boss Massimiliano Allegri believes the Bianconeri have what it takes to win at Wembley next month. It was fitting that the Dane grabbed the equaliser in the second half with a low free-kick that found its way into the corner past the despairing dive of Buffon.

"It is very sad news but he opens a door for his future with his family", he said.

Jan Vertonghen did well to prevent a late Higuain victor when he slid to intercept a Costa cross to prevent the Argentine tapping in.

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