Massimiliano Allegri has downplayed Tottenham’s performance in Turin, insisting Spurs were lucky to come away with a 2-2 draw.
Spurs fought back from two nil down inside the first ten minutes to score two vital away goals and put themselves in the driving seat for the second leg of the Champions League last-16 tie.
Juventus seemed to be on the way to the quarter-finals before Harry Kane sparked a comeback from Spurs.
Christian Eriksen completed the fightback in the second half, but Allegri expects his side to show their quality in the second leg in London.
‘It was a good game, Juve made a few mistakes, partly because of their pressure,’ Allegri told Mediaset Premium.
Tottenham 2017/18 Fixtures
Crystal Palace (A) – Mon Feb 26
Huddersfield Town (H) – Sat March 3
Juventus (H) – Wed March 7 (Champions League)
Bournemouth (A) – Sun March 11
Newcastle United (H) – Fri March 16
‘Gigi Buffon made a great save, we had the chance to go 3-0 up and then missed a penalty. We knew there would be difficulties, now the second leg will be a one-off and we’ll try to win.
‘It was only normal to have some difficulties. After going 2-0 up, we got too deep and stopped playing, but part of that was also down to Tottenham’s performance. It was still a Champions League Round of 16, let’s not forget.
‘It’s a pity we didn’t win, but we have everything it takes to progress to the quarter-finals.
‘Tottenham are a very physical and technical team. Apart from one Buffon save, they didn’t have any real chances.
‘We lost the ball playing it out of defence and conceded.’
Spurs had six shots on target, one more than Juventus, from a total of 12 efforts on goal and commanded almost 70 per cent of the possession.
Juventus can turn the tables in Wembley and secure their spot in the next round, but they must score in London.