Within 90 seconds, Miralem Pjanic's free kick caught out the entire Spurs team and it left Gonzalo Higuain in a position to convert a first-time volley into the bottom corner, although replays suggested that the forward was marginally offside.
Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri warned they would be ready to challenge again for a place in the quarter-finals after extending their unbeaten run at home in Champions League fixtures to 23 games.
"We are sure we will have chances at Wembley", Eriksen said. "We showed great character against a team that played two finals in three years, with wonderful experience on the pitch".
They also echoed the words of Juve manager Maximiliano Allegri, urging fans not to "get depressed" after the bitter blow.
"We had 50 per cent possibility before the match and we still have that after this match".
Juve have been runners-up in two of the past three Champions Leagues, but have work to do against Tottenham. Christian Eriksen's free-kick - I talked to journalists here in Italy and they say it's something Buffon does, the little step to the side - maybe he knew that and capitalised.
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Clemson was the No. 9 seed ( No. 3 seed in Midwest Region) and North Carolina was the No. 12 seed ( No. 3 seed in West Region). Had we won, yeah we would have been No. 1. "It's about your quality and how you play and continuing on in a conference race".
MF Eric Dier, 7 - Outshone by other teammates but did his job well, repeatedly altering the shape of the team by moving between the right side of defence and central midfield, depending on which team had the ball. "We played against a team that played very well especially after they received two goals".
The Argentine hitman then made it 2-0 for the hosts, converting a spot-kick after Federico Bernardeschi was fouled by Ben Davies in the Tottenham box.
Basel had its moments against City, especially early on when the visitors looked susceptible to a long ball behind centre backs Vincent Kompany and Nicolas Otamendi.
Christian Eriksen admits the old Tottenham would have crumbled after falling two goals behind to Juventus and believes their comeback demonstrates their progress under Mauricio Pochettino. "We're really happy. Obviously the results have been really good, we've got seven points, but not just that".
Pochettino praised his team for their response to falling 2-0 behind inside 10 minutes away from home.
"They got a little lucky with that missed penalty just before half-time".
Juve had not conceded a goal in 2018 before this match yet Pochettino will be wary his players can not afford to start the second leg like they did in Italy.