Spurs deserved to beat Juventus - Son

GIORGIO CHIELLINI CLAIMS Juventus expected Tottenham to give up chances in Wednesday's Champions League clash due to their lack of experience.

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

But Juventus waited for their opportunity and in a insane three minute spell between the 64th and 67th minutes scored twice through Gonzalo Higuain and Paulo Dybala, respectively. I am proud. I feel the lads are happy, disappointed, of course, but the quality and capacity of performance of the team was very good. Tottenham Hotspur were left feeling gutted, after Masimilliano Allegri's men came from being a goal down till 64 minutes, to score twice in the next three.

"But, when you assess the game and watch it again, I think Tottenham for more than 70 minutes were much better and we created a lot of chances".

But despite the frustration of having to play second fiddle, Rose is understanding of boss Mauricio Pochettino's current standpoint, as despite claiming he is now fit enough to feature for any other side in the top-flight, the former Leeds United youth product knows his Spurs boss expects another level.

"We are part of the history of this competition".

"Being match fit isn't good enough here, you have to be exceptionally fit for the way we like to play and I was close to that before my last setback".

So poor in the first half, Juventus showed more far desire and drive after the interval.

"We saw it yesterday between Paris [Saint-Germain] and Real [Madrid], the history is important, with experience it is important, and tonight we use our skill and arrive at the win".

Before the match, a minute of silence was observed by players and fans in memory of Italy worldwide Davide Astori, who died unexpectedly last Sunday.

"I made changes because we needed players with different characteristics, as Asamoah is extraordinary in his passing and has been really underestimated throughout his career", Allegri added.

After a 2-2 draw in Turin, Spurs were marginal favourites going into the contest at Wembley and looked to be heading into the quarter-finals when Heung-min Son put them ahead just before the break.

"Everyone didn't think in the group stage we'd be through, but we're through, and we played very well against Juventus".

"That's not to say we can't compete with these teams".