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13th Feb 2018

‘It was one of the great Spurs performances’ – Harry Redknapp on draw with Juventus

Jack O'Toole

Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp has labeled the club’s 2-2 Champions League draw with Juventus as ‘one of the greatest’ performances in the club’s history.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side came from two goals down against the Italian champions to head back to London for the round of 16 second leg with an away goal advantage.

Two goals from striker Gonzalo Higuain inside the first 10 minutes gave the hosts an early advantage in Turin before Tottenham came roaring back into the tie – first through striker Harry Kane – and then through midfielder Christian Eriksen who caught Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon off guard with a low free-kick.

“They’ve gone away already this year to Dortmund, to Real Madrid so they have nothing to fear from anybody,” Redknapp said on TV3’s post-game show.

“When you see a performance like that, to re-group and to comeback and play as they did, it was a controlled performance.

“They dominated the ball. They were much, much the better team. Outstanding performance. One of the great performances from a Tottenham team in my opinion.”

Fellow analyst Neil Lennon hailed Kane as one of the best strikers in Europe, with both pundits claiming that they can’t see the England striker wanting to leave the club despite interest from some of Europe’s richest clubs.