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Juventus vs Tottenham: 5 lessons Spurs fans learned from their incredible comeback

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Juventus v Tottenham Hotspur - UEFA Champions League Round of 16: First Leg
Juventus v Tottenham Hotspur - UEFA Champions League Round of 16: First Leg

Tottenham Hotspur was trailing by two goals in just nine minutes in the UEFA Champions League last-16 tie with Juventus in Turin and it seemed there was no way back for the north London side.

However, Pochettino's men showed brilliant endeavour, resolve and determination to claw themselves into the game and leave Italy with a hard-earned draw.

The two away goals could prove to be decisive in the tie as Spurs look to create one of the biggest upsets in the competition by knocking out last year's finalists.

The goals from Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen were important, but there were several other key elements which the Argentine manager will be pleased about.

Here are five things that he learned about his side in Italy.


#1 The players are getting stronger mentally

Juventus v Tottenham Hotspur - UEFA Champions League Round of 16: First Leg
Juventus v Tottenham Hotspur - UEFA Champions League Round of 16: First Leg

Spurs have been well-known for collapsing in the important matches in recent years but there was no sign of that at all in Turin.

Roll back a few years when Leicester City was crowned Premier League champions due to a titanic collapse by the north London side at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea.

Tonight, with Spurs down by two goals inside the first ten minutes, there was fear that the final scoreline could be embarrassing.

However, the players seemed unfazed by the slow start and continued to play free-flowing football. The mindset of the players throughout the entire 90 minutes was positive and this will make Pochettino so happy, especially after the criticism his young players have had in recent seasons for their mental weakness.

Not once during the game did it look like Spurs had given up and this is a sign that the squad is maturing and to be honest, they didn't look out of place in this fixture as they caused Juventus trouble all evening.

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