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Mauricio Pochettino Dreaming of Bright Tottenham Future Despite Juventus Loss

17 Marcha 2018, 10:02 | Cornelio Vivanco

Mauricio Pochettino Dreaming of Bright Tottenham Future Despite Juventus Loss

Mauricio Pochettino Dreaming of Bright Tottenham Future Despite Juventus Loss

I feel proud. We played fantastic football until that first goal and we dominated.

"Second half we didn't attack and forgot to even pass the ball... the second half was really really poor".

With a 4-3 aggregate victory on Wednesday, Juventus, the Serie A champions and finalists in two of the last three seasons, advanced to the quarter-finals for the third time in the last four seasons, reports Xinhua news agency.

After the first leg in Turin had ended in a 2-2 draw, many had pegged Spurs as slight favourites to progress due to the fact that they had two away goals in the bag. As usual, they played with energy and pace but their lack of experience was glaring. 2 minutes and 49 seconds Tottenham from the favorite became the underdog. The Argentinian forward contributed three of the Bianconeri's four goals in the tie, and changed the course of the Wembley second leg through force of personality alone.

Tottenham had a chance to tie the score in the 90th, but Harry Kane's header off a Ben Davies cross hit the post.

Spurs fullback Kieran Trippier, meanwhile, acknowledged the tactics of Juventus stifled the hosts in north London. "There was a couple of fans, very vocal next to my bench who went missing after the 80th minute so yeah I enjoyed it plus winning at Wembley is always special".

While Tottenham's dreams of a surprise European title tilt are over this season, Sherwood believes silverware is just around the corner.

"We dedicate to him not only this match, but with every mind", he said.

Chiellini was superb as the visitors kept Spurs at bay for the final 20 minutes and afterwards the grizzly veteran toasted a gutsy performance.

Trophies will come, we have a young side who have come so far already, why lose faith in them now?

The Italian giants were praised for the way they saw out the game, with Keane less than impressed by how Tottenham handled the situation when they were in front in the tie.

The most important thing here is the basis and everything that we are doing is always with the objective to win, to win trophies. "We are used to playing these games".

"The defeat was not down to a lack of experience or a lack of concentration", Pochettino said.

"Football is so cruel, everybody I've spoken to has said Spurs deserved more".

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