Pochettino outlines how Spurs need to approach the game against Dortmund

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham travel to Germany to take on Borussia Dortmund in the second leg of the Champions League round of 16 tie, with a massive advantage after they overcame the Germans 3-0 in the first leg at Wembley.

With Dortmund failing to get an away goal in London, they will need to score 5 goals to progress if Tottenham score a goal at the Westfalenstadion tomorrow.

However, things could get tricky if the Dortmund open the scoring as BVB’s home crowd tend to act as the 12th man and push them on in occasions like these.

Speaking in the pre-match press conference ahead of the game Pochettino said that Tottenham need to forget about the result in the first leg, and try to beat Dortmund in the ninety minutes.

He insisted that they cannot afford to sit back and defend their lead, and instead need to ensure that they match the aggression of the BVB players. Speaking to Football.London, Pochettino said, “We need to play like always we play, trying to win the game, that is important.

“We cannot think about the first leg, it’s so important to be aggressive, to start the game in a very good level, fight from the beginning, high tempo, that is going to be the key.

“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. It’s going to be tough because they will start game so aggressively and try to push us to defend deeper.

“We need to show the same aggressivity, play our way and sure we are going to be ready because we know that the 3-0 at Wembley is not important tomorrow. What’s important tomorrow is to play well and try to beat them again.”

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