Gary Lineker blames one man for Tottenham 2-2 draw v Juventus
Gary Lineker pointed the finger at Juventus keeper Gianluigi Buffon for conceding the goal that gave Tottenham an equaliser in the Champions League clash on Tuesday night.
The England and Spurs legend Tweeted on his official account that the 40-year-old was to blame after the Italian stalwart was left stranded in the net, shifting one way and leaving the goal wide open for Christian Eriksen’s 71st-minute set-piece to fly into the back of the net.
Eriksen makes it 2-2 from a freekick. Almost feels wrong to say so, but Buffon at fault. What a game.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) February 13, 2018
Eriksen’s goal put Spurs ahead in the tie on the away goals rule and thrust the Old Lady into the face of danger as they now risk going out of the competition if they do not score in the return leg.
Buffon’s performance in net led to many questioning the stopper’s ability to keep net at his age and the ease with which Harry Kane rounded him in the first half to put the Lillywhites back in with a shout in the tie.
And this all after Juve had taken a seemingly unassailable 2-0 lead through goals from Gonzalo Higuain in the 2nd and 9th minutes.
The Turin club had not conceded a single goal in all of 2018, which led to Spanish journalist Guillem Balague hailing the North Londoners for making their impressive comeback on Twitter.
In other Tottenham news, Spurs striker Kane sends heartfelt Tweet to Ryan Mason after early retirement.