Juve star makes stunning accusation over Tottenham’s CL exit

Date published: Thursday 8th March 2018 10:42 - Robert McCarthy

Juventus legend Giorgio Chiellini has accused Tottenham of bottling it after knocking them out of the Champions League.

The Italian giants scored twice in the space of two minutes and 49 seconds to stun Mauricio Pochettino and Chiellini insisted it was because Tottenham lack a trophy winning mentality.

Veteran defender Chiellini said: “Tottenham, it’s the history of the Tottenham. They always create many chances and score so much but in the end they miss always something to arrive at the end.

“We believe in the history. Also yesterday in the game between Real Madrid and Paris, the history it’s important and the experience is important and tonight we used our skill and arrive at the win.

“Tottenham are on the verge of being able to win this type of game. Sometimes you just need that spark, maybe a trophy win, but we had our experience and made the most of it in these circumstances.”

Pochettino’s men took a 40th minute lead through Heung-Min Son but Gonzalo Higuain and Paulo Dybala scored in the 64th and 67th minute to put Juventus into the quarter finals.

Tottenham striker Harry Kane saw a last minute header hit the post but afterwards Pochettino claimed his side were unlucky and deserved to go through and insisted it was not down to a lack of experience.

Pochettino said: “No, not down to a lack of experience, not lack of concentration. How many chances did we concede in two legs? Today three chances and they scored twice.


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