Published: Wed, February 14, 2018
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Kane, Eriksen thrilled with comeback in Turin: "It showed character"

With the goal, Kane now has an incredible 7 goals in just 6 games in the UEFA Champions League this campaign (9 from 9, in total), all the more astounding as it's his first season making the knockout stages of the competition. The England striker bagged his 32nd goal of the season when he rounded Gianluigi Buffon and found an empty net.

Spurs has recovered from a shocking start against Juventus to end up with a share of the spoils in a thrilling Champions League last-16 first-leg encounter.

It was a tough night for Gonzalo Higuain and Harry Kane, despite both strikers netting crucial goals for their teams.

Despite being one of the stars of the Premier League, Eriksen can go unnoticed at times, particularly given the spotlight commanded by Kane and Alli. Yes, we have the dream and hope that we can beat them at Wembley.

Juve have also only lost two of their last 19 Champions League games, winning 12 and drawing five.

Referee Felix Brych pointed to the spot, Higuain converted and Tottenham were two down within nine minutes.

Pochettino praised his team for their response to falling 2-0 behind inside 10 minutes away from home. 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. Spurs defender Ben Davies fouled Juventus forward Federico Bernardeschi on that play inside of the box.

Add in a 1-1 draw in the Bernabeu against holders Real in the group phase and a 3-1 home rout of the Spaniards, plus home-and-away defeats of Borussia Dortmund and with good reason the London club are now being taken seriously.

Those fans who watch them closely each week have seen this all too often when facing a team who attacks without fear.

Two set pieces set the Italians on their way with a free-kick and then a penalty showing Tottenham how punishing the Champions League can be. "The Tottenham youngsters are growing as a team all the time".

"Of course we are more mature".

And Pochetinno conceded after the disastrous start to the encounter, he can have no complaints about the character Spurs displayed to break down the Juventus defence, who were yet to concede a goal in 2018.

"We still have a good chance to qualify in London, but it's totally insane to think that Juventus has to win 3-0 in the round of 16 in the Champions League". "We are nearly in the quarter-finals".

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