Mauricio's verdict on BVB win, Champions League progress

Mauricio's verdict on BVB win, Champions League progress

"Dortmund, in the first leg they had more time to prepare the game and now it's the same because they played Friday", said Pochettino.

Dortmund did everything they could to breathe life into the second leg in the opening period, but they came up against an inspired Lloris, who made a string of vital saves, most impressively to thwart Mario Gotze and Julian Weigl.

Mauricio Pochettino believes Tottenham will be able to play their Champions League quarterfinal home tie at their new stadium.

"Again in the second half we started to play a bit of football and we saw what the possibilities were".

Pochettino, who apologised to Dean and said he would learn from the experience, was charged for two breaches of the FA's Rule E3 which concerns general behaviour.

The north Londoners hold a commanding 3-0 lead from the first leg and will be expected to progress to the quarter-finals in the competition which represents their last hope of silverware this term.

"We have showed that we have the quality, we can build on the first-half performance, but we need to score goals", said Dortmund captain Reus.

"If we are not going to receive help from our football people in our country, only I can laugh, but you are going to see why I am not so happy with the people". It was a blow to them and a big boost to us.

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- Spurs have beaten Borussia Dortmund in each of their four Champions League meetings.

Pochettino last week suggested it could take 10 years to change Spurs mentality and establish them as potential title winners, but Redknapp does not agree.

'I accept people need it.

"We know very well that Dortmund is a great team, top of the Bundesliga because they deserve to be there, not because anybody gave them something".

"We had to dig deep and we found a way to get through".

"That is the turning point that we need to try and achieve".

Winks missed the 1-1 draw with Arsenal on Saturday afternoon with a minor hip injury while Dier has been on the sidelines recently due to tonsillitis but the midfielder duo could now be back in contention to face Dortmund tomorrow.

"The 3-0 at Wembley is not important".




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