Tottenham stun Dortmund at Wembley

Ross Houston
February 14, 2019

"We play much better than people assess us sometimes, but you can not fight with the perception of people".

Substitute Llorente applied the icing on the cake for Tottenham three minutes later as he glanced in a header at the near post from a Christian Eriksen corner kick to send the Wembley crowd into a frenzy, sealing Spurs' second-ever knockout stage Champions League win.

Tottenham Hotspur registered a resounding 3-0 victory over Borussia Dortmund in the UEFA Champions League and here are the five talking points from the match.

"The first half was very hard, first of all because we never felt the confidence to play", said Pochettino post match.

Son, who has scored nine goals in 11 games against Dortmund, added: "The timing of the first goal was very important, the cross was unreal, I didn't have to do anything, just touch the ball".

Danny Rose is on the bench, while Harry Kane (ankle), Dele Alli (hamstring), and Ben Davies (groin) are all still in the treatment room.

"He is one of the best players of his generation, he can dribble, he has the arrogance - look at the boy, there is something in there that is part of the big players". My players are heroes, whatever happens, they deserve full credit and a lot of praise. Heung-min Son volleyed Spurs ahead after two minutes, with Jan Vertonghen then capping off a fine performance with a goal to follow his assist. He smiles and he creates energy in every single game.

Spurs did not manage a single shot on target in the first period of their round-of-16 clash against the Bundesliga leaders, but they took the lead through Son Heung-min moments after the break.

Having had their own issues with injury and player unavailability in recent times, Tottenham Hotspur had been all but dismissed by the critics as no-hopers, both in terms of the title race as well as the Champions League.

"Today it's 3-0 and maybe everyone says, "Oh, fantastic decision", or maybe if it's a different result I'm the worst coach in the world", he said.

"I wanted to sign him from Man City when he wasn't getting games", Wenger said.

Yet Skomina called for a VAR check and after a number of replays, ruled that Tadic had been standing in an offside position when the goal was scored.

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