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Erik Lamela has revealed what the Spurs players said to each other at 2-0 down

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Tottenham produced a superb comeback in Italy on Tuesday night, coming from two goals down to draw 2-2 away at Juventus.

The Londoners Champions League hopes were already hanging by a thread after Gonzalo Higuain scored a brace within nine minutes of the first leg in Turin.

However, Mauricio Pochettino's side dominated the game and deservedly scored twice through Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen to put themselves in the driving seat to progress.

Spurs have faced Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal and Juventus in the last fortnight - and they've not lost once.

“We are more mature now," said Pochettino after the 2-2 draw. "In the last few weeks, the team are growing and have stepped up. It’s a good example of the capacity we have.

“I want to congratulate the players, 2-0 down in Turin to a team so difficult to break down. We deserved a victory more than a draw.

“The team was amazing in how they reacted."

What was said between the players at 2-0 down

Argentine midfielder Erik Lamela praised his side's "character" and revealed what was said on the pitch after going two goals down within nine minutes.

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“It’s true, it’s a long time since I started in the Champions League, it was a chance for me and I gave 100 per cent for the team,” said Lamela, as per Tottenham's official site.

“It was a big game and we played well - after the first 10 minutes, of course.

“It was so difficult to come back after conceding two goals so quickly.

“We looked at each other and said ‘the game cannot finish like this’ and we changed things, started to go forward and after Harry’s goal, we believed more and more.

Juventus v Tottenham Hotspur - UEFA Champions League Round of 16: First Leg

"We looked to go forward all the time, created chances and showed character and this was the key to getting a draw. It was an unbelievable performance. We showed real personality.”

They were magnificent in Turin and the Danish goalscorer admitted that Spurs would probably have lost that game 6-0 five years ago.

“Of course, we are building on every season compared to when I arrived here four or five years ago,” said Eriksen, as per The Telegraph. “The games against the top teams when you are 2-0 down after nine minutes, you lost 6-0.

“That’s the thing we’ve changed with the manager coming in, with the players we have here. Everyone has grown up and they are not going to lie down if they are 2-0 down anyway.

Juventus v Tottenham Hotspur - UEFA Champions League Round of 16: First Leg

“Tottenham has become, compared to what it was when I came to what it is now, completely different. That’s up to the manager, up to the players and the quality we have in the squad really.”

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