Juventus forward Gonzalo Higuain has made it very clear how he feels about any criticism aimed at his side after they let a two goal lead slip in the Champions League when playing Tottenham Hotspur.
The forward himself netted their two goals – but was responsible for missing a penalty and also at least a couple of guilt edged chances in the game – especially when Juve were 2-0 up.
He wasn’t the only one who came in for some stick, with goalkeeper Gigi Buffon slammed for his part in the Spurs equaliser, after failing to get to Christian Eriksen’s free kick in time.
“Good morning everyone… how easy it is to talk after the match from your sofa or armchair,” Higuain wrote on Instagram.
“At 2-0 up everything was perfect, then at 2-2 the judgements changed quickly… we’re not interested in those voices.
“We’re going to London to qualify for the next round… best wishes to all those who really want the best for Juventus.”
The second leg will be one of the most anticipated games for Tottenham Hotspur in their history, and there’s no denying they will want to get through to the next round and are fully aware it will be a hard task.
Juventus are of course one of the biggest sides in Europe, and know that they can score away goals and have far more experience than Spurs in situations like this.
However, as many of the Spurs players have admitted, they knew not to panic at two goals down, and that they were more than capable of coming back and getting something from the game – and their mentality now is far stronger than it has ever been – and they think it’s that which will see them through to the draw for the next round and further.