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"They are growing in stature all the time and are now believing in themselves that they can achieve things", former Tottenham skipper Gary Mabbutt told the BBC on Wednesday.

Juventus' second goal came in the 8th minute of the match.

The outlook was bleak when Gonzalo Higuain scored twice for Juve in the first nine minutes but Tottenham dug in, with Harry Kane and an Eriksen free-kick salvaging what felt like a victory at the final whistle.

Gianluigi Buffon had not let one in in three months; it took Harry Kane 35 minutes. He's firmly put to bed the remaining doubters who thought that he wouldn't perform as well at this level.

Kane has scored nine goals in his last eight games in all competitions and has 33 for the season ― more than any other player in Europe's top five leagues. Nobody will want Kane, Dele Alli or his band of Lilywhite brothers coming to town any time soon.

"I want to congratulate the players - 2-0 down in Turin to a team so hard to break down".

Tottenham mounted a remarkable comeback to deservedly draw at Juventus in the first leg of their round of 16 tie. "We showed great character against a team that played two finals in three years, with wonderful experience on the pitch".

"The character we showed today was fantastic", he said.

"We are more mature now".

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Tottenham arrived full of confidence after winning a group containing Real and Borussia Dortmund.

"Then it was to start another game and the team started to show the performances of the last few weeks".

Spurs endured a hard opening ten minutes in Turin, with Gonzalo Higuain scoring twice.

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri reacted strongly afterward when it was suggested his team, who are going for a seventh successive Serie A title, should have beaten Spurs, who are fifth in the English Premier League.

"We are sure we will have chances at Wembley", Eriksen said.

Lloris got a strong glove to the penalty but was unable to prevent Higuain's shot creeping inside his right-hand post.

"We've just constantly added to the squad since I've arrived", he said. "I don't think Juventus minded us having the possession but we had a good balance and won the ball back quickly, and that's what we had to do".

There was no luck or good fortune involved in Tottenham making a point at one of the most uninviting venues in European football, a 40,000 hothouse that does not suffer fools gladly.