Tottenham legend Graham Roberts has gone on a furious Twitter rant after listening to TalkSport host Adrian Durham criticise Mauricio Pochettino’s side after Wednesday night’s defeat to Juventus.

Spurs let slip of a one-goal lead to lose 2-1 at Wembley, prompting Durham to suggest that the North London club bottled it against the Italian giants in his usual way to provoke strong reactions from supporters.

Roberts was livid with the TalkSport host – who is a known Arsenal fan – and took to his personal Twitter account to defend Pochettino and his men after their Champions League knock-out blow.

“What a numpty that Adrian ‘I’ve never played football’ is trying to degrade our manager. The team played well last night but got caught with only two shots at goal,” he said.

“How can someone criticise Poch? Think Poch will take notice of an idiot like him who hides on radio and knows nothing.”

Spurs were very impressive in the first-half against Juve, taking a lead when Heung-min Son’s scuffed shot beat Gianluigi Buffon.

However a change in formation by Max Allegri after the break saw Gonzalo Higuan and Paulo Dybala score to turn the tie on it’s head and book the Italians’ spot in the quarter finals.

Football Insider verdict

Tottenham have improved leaps and bounds under Pochettino’s leadership and their foray into the last-16 is something that the squad and manager will learn from. Spurs are still one or two star players short of being a very threatening team but there was no way that they would in the Champions League this season. Wins against Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund in the group stage were clearly a one-off as teams like Real, Barcelona – and clearly Juventus – step it up a notch when their backs are against the wall in the knock-out rounds.

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