Vocal Spurs fans went missing after 80 minutes v Juventus, says Wojciech Szczesny

Vocal Spurs fans went missing after 80 minutes v Juventus, says Wojciech Szczesny

Wojciech Szczesny has stated that Tottenham Hotspur fans “went missing” towards the end of their Champions League loss to Juventus.

Szczesny – who moved to the Serie A champions last summer from the Gunners for a fee of around £10m – sat on the bench as his side beat the Lilywhites in the Champions League last-16 to progress to the quarter-finals.

With the first-leg finishing 2-2 in Turin, an early goal from Son Heung-min was cancelled out by efforts from Gonzalo Higuaín and Paulo Dybala as Juventus won 4-3 on aggregate.

The Polish shot-stopper – who made 181 in all competitions for the Gunners – went on to aim a dig at the Tottenham support at Wembley that evening.

Szczesny spoke of his enjoyment at beating his former club’s rivals at England’s most prestigious stadium.

“I enjoyed it a lot,” the former Arsenal man stated, as reported by the Guardian.

“There were a couple [of Tottenham] fans – very vocal – next to my bench, who went missing after the 80th minute, so yeah, I enjoyed it. Plus winning at Wembley is always special.”

His Instagram account also boasted of Juventus’ victory, while also taking another pop at Spurs.

“Great win and celebrations vs one of the best teams in north London? Forza Juve! #northlondonisred,” he wrote.

When asked about the tough mentality of the Juventus squad, Szczesny was more serious, stating that the experience throughout the side enables them to overcome difficult situations.

“We’ve got players who have won the World Cup,” he continued.

“They’ve won six league championships in a row and you see that makes a difference in the difficult situations. Where others crumble, we manage to get out on top.

“The players were relaxed throughout because we’ve been through it many times before. Even last weekend against Lazio we didn’t play the best of games and yet we stayed in it and in the 93rd minute, we scored the winner.

“That sort of belief right until the end gets you through games like Tottenham. The Tottenham people would probably say they were robbed but we deserved it.”