Poch revels tactical tweak that helped Spurs overcome Dortmund

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham went into the game at the Westenfalenstadion with a massive advantage having comfortably beaten Borussia Dortmund 3-0 in the first leg at Wembley.

Ahead of the match, it was clear that the home side were going to come at Spurs all guns blazing as they desperately needed an early goal in order to get a foot back into the tie.

That is exactly how things panned out as the home side produced wave after wave of attacks, as Tottenham were pushed back.

Half an hour into the game, Dortmund fans would have likely been left scratching their heads as to how they weren’t ahead in the game but were denied by the heroics of Hugo Lloris and his defenders.

However, Spurs managed to get control of the game towards the end of the first half, and scored an early goal through Harry Kane soon after the restart to put the tie beyond the Bundesliga leaders.

Mauricio Pochettino has revealed that he had made some adjustments to Eriksen’s and Son’s positions in order to be able to get control of the game.

Speaking to Football.London, the Argentine said: “After 15 minutes we changed the position of Son and Christian Eriksen and yes, we tried to provide the players on the pitch with more solutions and try to help.

“I think that worked well, we didn’t concede, of course, we conceded some chances, but the team always felt confident on the pitch.”

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