Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen hit back at Giorgio Chiellini and Juventus after the Italian defender took a jab at the club’s history last Wednesday.
Chiellini gave an interview in English after Juventus’ comeback in London against the Spurs, saying it’s “Tottenham’s history to not make it to the end, they’re always missing something” hinting at their late match collapse and failure to win titles.
Vergonghen and several other players did not take the words too kindly and have responded in a less than positive manner.
“We’ve got the right mentality and I know we have what it takes to get there,” Vertonghen told the Daily Mail.
“Hopefully we will get another chance to show that to the world. Maybe but they haven’t won a Champions League in a while, either. Barcelona did it and so many others did in the way that we want to play. You can speak about it in both ways. They have won so many Scudettos and have been in the Champions League.”
“They are obviously a great team but not the style that we want to play. And I believe that our style fits us better”
Juventus have lifted the Champions League trophy twice, despite being in the finals nine times.
Tottenham have never advanced past the quarterfinals in Europe’s biggest competition.