Roy Keane's classic reaction to Andrea Barzagli's nasty stamp on Son Heung-min

Despite dominating possession and having over double the amount of shots, Tottenham were unable to navigate their way into the Champions League quarter-finals against Juventus.

Quick-fire goals from Gonzalo Higuain and Paulo Dybala at Wembley on Wednesday night saw the away side secure a narrow 4-3 victory on aggregate and progress.

Spurs played extremely well but were ultimately let down by their finishing, having attempted 22 shots at goal but only finding the target on six occasions.

Speaking on ITV’s highlights show, boyhood Tottenham fan Roy Keane said the difference between the two sides came down to experience.

“It’s hard to understand how Tottenham lost the game,” said Keane. “Inexperience was huge. You could say Juventus found a way to win, but I’d also say Tottenham found a way to lose.

“The experience was shown when Tottenham went 1-0 up and they should have sat back in killed the game off, but three or four minutes of madness cost them.

“We saw Juventus, when they got their noses in front, there was no way they were going to give that up. These players have won title after title, but their effort levels were fantastic.

“They have had a bit of luck to get through in the end with [Harry] Kane’s header [hitting the post], but they were fantastic getting their blocks in.”

There were a few moments of controversy during the 90 minutes in northwest London, with Dele Alli once again getting accused of diving to win a free-kick and get Miralem Pjanic booked.

Another was Andrea Barzagli’s nasty stamp on Son Heung-min just past the half hour mark, which you can watch below.

After winning a header cleanly, Barzagli stood on Son’s leg not once, but twice in what looked like a blatant attempt to make his mark.

Ouch – no wonder Son kicked out at the Italian.

Barzagli’s actions were also analysed on ITV and to absolutely no one’s surprise, Keane actually tried to condone the stamp and suggested he used to do the exact same thing to opponents.

“You always get away with them ones, they are the ones that are accidentally meant,” said the former midfield hard man with a smile. “I don’t mind them ones.”

Lee Dixon took a more professional stance on the incident: “He has a go at him, kicks him to the ground, lands on him, lifts his foot up and has another go at him.

“If the referee sees that, I think he sends him off.”

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