CL: It's a great result, says Harry Kane after Tottenham drew with Juventus
Striker Kane hails Tottenham's fightback to finish with valuable away goals in 2-2 draw against Juventus in the Champions League Last-16 first leg
Tottenham's Harry Kane (right) celebrates a goal against Juventus with a teammate during the Champions League tie on Tuesday. Pic/AFP
Striker Harry Kane said he was delighted that Tottenham fought back on Tuesday to take two valuable away goals into the second leg of their Last 16 Champions League tie with Juventus. Kane scored one of Spurs' goals as the English side fought back from 2-0 down to 2-2 in Turin, giving them an opportunity to qualify for the quarter-finals when the two sides meet at Wembley.
Juve will have to outscore Tottenham if they are to go through. Asked if he feared Spurs were about to sink without trace after the two early goals from Gonzalo Higuain, Kane told BT Sport: "We could have done, away from home in the Champions League. It showed character. It was an excellent performance after that and we take two away goals to Wembley. Great result."
Spurs' other scorer, Christian Eriksen admitted the old Tottenham would have crumbled after falling two goals behind to Juventus and believes their comeback demonstrates their progress under Mauricio Pochettino. "Of course, we are building on every season compared to when I arrived here four or five years ago now," Eriksen said. "The games against the top teams when you are 2-0 down after nine minutes you lose 6-0. That's the thing we've changed. Everyone has grown up and they are not going to lie down if they are 2-0 down. Tottenham, compared to what it was when I came to what it is now, is completely different."
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