Miralem Pjanic has accused critics of being too harsh on Juventus after their draw with Tottenham Hotspur as “maybe they didn’t know” the English side.
Juve threw away a 2-0 lead against Tottenham to draw 2-2 in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie, but Pjanic suggested the scrutiny faced by the Bianconeri was unfair on their opponents.
“Criticism too heavy? Yes, it was excessive because we were facing Tottenham, who are a great team from the midfield up,” he told Premium Sport.
“They suffered at the back, but they’re still a quality team, so maybe those who criticised us didn’t know Tottenham.
“After we went 2-0 up, we had to manage the game better, but [the tie] isn’t over, we believe in ourselves and obviously we want to go through.”
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