It wasn’t the ideal result, but Tottenham will be more than happy coming away from Italy with an away goal after drawing 1-1 against Fiorentina in the first leg of their Europa League round of 32 clash.
Nacer Chadli opened the scoring from the spot in the first half, in which Spurs were arguably the better side. The hosts were much improved after the break and more than deserved their equaliser.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to the result and performance.
Spurs Europa League games: 1. Look really good. 2. Score simple goal. 3. Play nice pre-season keep-ball. 4. Concede silly goal. 5. Cling on.
— Charlie Parrish (@charlieparrish) February 18, 2016
Professional performance from our squad tonight, unlucky to not come away with win, but a draw & away goal in Europe always critical.#THFC
— Ricky Sacks (@RickSpur) February 18, 2016
Like plenty of games this season, we'd have lost this in previous years. Tie slightly in our favour heading back to WHL. Deserved a win.
— Nikhil Saglani (@Nikhil_Saglani) February 18, 2016
A comfortable compact performance by #Spurs, showing their strength in depth and everybody buying into the Pochettino push-push-plan. 1-1
— Uncle Norman Giller (@NormanGiller) February 18, 2016
— Chris Miller (@WindyCOYS) February 18, 2016
You'd fancy us at home to beat this lot and the bonus of an away goal. Next
— Paul O Keefe (@pokeefe1) February 18, 2016
A tale of 2 halves. Fiorentina bossed a nervy 2nd half where we were hanging on.
— Kenny Palmer (@KennyPalmer) February 18, 2016
Eerily similar to the first leg last year, can't help but feel #THFC could've had this done and dusted. Different beast this season, though.
— Raj Bains (@BainsXIII) February 18, 2016
A solid away goal, strong defensive performance after being under pressure and another masterclass from Poch. Dele Alli has to be MOTM #coys
— Yid Legion (@YidLegion) February 18, 2016
Not brilliant from Spurs, but a good result and, more importantly, a test passed. Stood up well to Fiorentina changing shape/tempo.
— Rory Smith (@RorySmithTimes) February 18, 2016
— Harry Charalambous (@PrimeSpur1992) February 18, 2016
Not such a bad result – was always a tough one. In hindsight, Shame Lamela was left out. Would have been ideal for him, being in Italy etc.
— Lawrinho (@Lawrinho) February 18, 2016
Refs in Europe can be manipulated so easily. Italians masters at it. Different skill set needed to succeed in Europe. Much to learn. #thfc
— Vass Koni (@vkon1) February 18, 2016