Pochettino believes win over Dortmund sent this message

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur went into last night’s game against German League leaders Borussia Dortmund without Harry Kane or Dele Alli, but came out with a three goal lead in the tie.

Spurs started the game pretty flat, and struggled to create much in the first half. However, come the second 45, it was a different story as Tottenham ran rampant against the Germans.

A heroic performance from Jan Vertonghen saw the Belgian set up Son’s opener, before doubling Spurs’ lead himself.

Fernando Llorente then came off the bench to add a third, sending Tottenham to dream land.

Of course, this is only half time in the grand scheme of the two legs, but it puts Spurs in a healthy position to qualify for the quarter finals, their joint best record in their history.

Mauricio Pochettino believes the 3-0 win has made a statement that his side can beat anyone in the Champions League this season.

When asked this fact, he responded (Football London): “For me, of course, I’m happy. I want to congratulate the players one more time on a massive performance and effort. It’s only the first leg, the first half of the tie. Of course 3-0 is a very good result but when you have in front a team like Dortmund you always need to respect them. We need to go to Dortmund with the idea to win. Of course we’re happy now but a little bit… of course it was a very good result but there’s a lot of work to do.”

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