Former Blackburn and Celtic striker Chris Sutton has taken to social media to pay credit to the Tottenham squad’s mental resilience during their 2-2 draw with Juventus on Tuesday night.
He said on his personal Twitter account that they showed “outstanding resolve” to come back from 2-0 down in Italy, as well as applauding their overall display.
.@btsportfootball Spurs outstanding resolve and performance???????? Great watch tonight⚽️
— Chris Sutton (@chris_sutton73) February 13, 2018
Spurs endured a nightmare start in Turin, with Gonzalo Higuain opening the scoring after just a minute and a half with a volley from a cleverly worked free kick, before he doubled his tally for the night from the penalty spot, Ben Davies the guilty party in conceding a clumsy foul.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men, who were taking on Juventus in the first ever competitive fixture between the two sides, managed to wrestle a hold on the game and Gianluigi Buffon had to be alert to deny Harry Kane from point blank range after his firm header from just yards out.
However the veteran could do nothing to deny the England striker as he rounded the goalkeeper following an incisive pass from Dele Alli, and stuck the ball into the back of the net to give Spurs in with a shout.
A penalty miss from Higuain could have settle the tie, and Juve were left to rue his effort as Christian Eriksen’s second half free kick levelled the scores and secure two crucial away goals ahead of the second leg.
In other Tottenham news, Football Insider has delivered their player ratings on the clash.