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Juventus pair Chiellini, Barzagli: Tottenham couldn't handle our winning know-how

Juventus players felt they had too much know-how as they stunned Tottenham in tonight's Champions League showdown.

Juve reached the quarterfinals after two quick goals gave them a 2-1 win at Wembley.

Juve defender Giorgio Chiellini stated: “It was a difficult match, but the match we expected to play. At the end of the first half, despite the many difficulties we clearly had and had predicted in advance, we knew that we were going to get chances and had to take them.

“We did well and OK, fortune favours the brave, so we earned our luck. We were a team from start to finish and we deserved it. Tottenham had their chances and are a fine team, but they're 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.

“We were watching the first leg of Paris Saint-Germain against Real Madrid and if anyone deserved to win that, it was them. It's no coincidence that Real Madrid are struggling in La Liga, but never get this type of match wrong.

“Year by year, two, three or four times, we learn and gain that experience. We were fortunate in the first year to have a good draw, but the victory over Real Madrid gave us a real boost.

“Year by year, you learn, you grow, but considering the quality at our disposal, we need to play better. We are aware of that and talk about it, because we're not blind, we are not just happy with the result and that is it.

“We are in there and will continue fighting so we'll be tough for everyone."

Meanwhile, Andrea Barzagli also said: “We are capable of anything, including 50 terrible minutes and then turning the result around. At a certain point, we started playing well and scored two goals.

“We had to suffer too and were lucky with that upright, but we need luck in this competition!

“At half-time we had to adjust a few things, but above all just had to believe. We started the second half in a bit of a shaky way, but we were facing a really impressive team.

Juventus proved we were tough and Juve are nothing if not tough."

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