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Allegri: Juventus Deserved Quarterfinal Spot

Massimiliano Allegri believes Juventus deserved to qualify for the last-eight, after a 4-3 aggregate win over Tottenham.

Juventus won 2-1 at Wembley, after playing a 2-2 draw in the first leg. Son opened the scoring, but second half goals from Higuain and Dybala won it for the Bianconeri.

And Allegri says his side deserved to get the victory and earn qualification.

“The lads and club deserve compliments for what they’ve been doing over the last few years,” Allegri told Mediaset Premium.

“It was a prestigious victory at a stadium like Wembley.

“We waited for the right time, showed patience and won the game. Over the two legs, I think our qualification was deserved.

“We struggled in the first half, above all by losing the ball, and they were deadly in those situations.

“We kept splitting the team in two with misplaced passes, but after the break were more balanced, compact and kept it tight.

“The lads achieved something impressive.”

“I made changes because we needed players with different characteristics, as Asamoah is extraordinary in his passing and has been really underestimated throughout his career,” Allegri added.

“Lichtsteiner did well working with [Sami] Khedira. We were tired on the flanks and needed some more pace and width. Tottenham hit the post in the final minute, but Harry Kane was offside.

“Higuain had been out for two weeks, Dybala only really returned on Saturday, so we need to get the others back to full fitness. Now we have a couple of games coming up in Serie A that will be crucial.”

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