Ex-Tottenham and Newcastle winger David Ginola has said that the decision by Juventus to pull back once they had gone two goals ahead in the 2-2 Champions League draw on Tuesday, stunned him.
Speaking on the talkSPORT breakfast show, broadcast on Wednesday morning at 06:00, the Frenchman revealed his biggest surprise on the night: “When they scored the second goal, they dropped very deep and let Spurs dictate.
“They let Spurs have the ball.”
The Old Lady took a quick two-goal lead through a Gonazolo Higuain brace.
Goals in the 2nd and 9th minutes looked to have put Mauricio Pochettino’s side well and truly out of the game.
And Ginola feared for his former employers and felt they could have gone even further behind.
He said: “When they scored the second goal, I thought it could have been more.
“I thought there was something wrong with the set-up – I thought it could have been three or four.”
But a change in formation by the away side coupled with a more defensive outlook from Juventus allowed Spurs to attack and gave them plenty of possession.
It wasn’t long before Poch’s side took command of the game and in the 35th minute, they got the reward their performance deserved when Harry Kane rounded Gianluigi Buffon to find the back of the net.
And then in the 71st minute, a Christina Eriksen free-kick left question marks hanging over the 40-year-old keeper who was unable to get anywhere near the strike, giving Spurs the advantage heading into the second leg.
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