Friday, 15 November, 2019

Juan Foyth and Lucas Moura Start - Tottenham Hotspur Team vs Dortmund Confirmed

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"We knew very well that he was capable of doing what he's doing now, with game time". For Spurs, it's Harry Kane and half of their midfield, although Victor Wanyama came off the bench on Sunday and Eric Dier seemingly could return after a virus. "We showed that, Fernando came on too and scored an important goal".

"3-0 is a very good result, but when you have a team like Borussia Dortmund in front of you, always respect and we need to think we need to go to Dortmund with the idea to win".

Tottenham Hotspur's South Korean striker Son Heung-Min (R) shoots to score the opening goal past Dortmund's Swiss goalkeeper Roman Buerki (L) during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Borussia Dortmund at Wembley Stadium in London on February 13, 2019. "His talent is there and he's a very talented player".

"We spoke about our defensive positions and changed things a little".

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However, the tempo of their play dropped significantly following the restart and they were deservedly punished. There was an irony that Angel di Maria was one of PSG's most effective players.

"I must say for these boys it's a test because they are rich before they play". I am happy with all the players.

"Son was fantastic again".

"Also we were a bit lucky because it was a massive confidence boost when Sonny scored - it made the team play much better". But I prefer players who make mistakes trying to play.

Despite a comfortable first-leg victory, Pochettino still believes there is "a lot of work to do" to progress to the quarter-finals. Always, when you play a very good side like Dortmund, it is hard and there is still lots of work to do'. He smiles and he creates energy in every single game.