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Pochettino hails Spurs ‘fantastic’ second half display after 3-0 win over Borussia Dortmund

Spurs have one foot in the Champions League quarter-finals after Mauricio Pochettino’s side beat Borussia Dortmund 3-0 tonight at Wembley.

The North London outfit were expected to struggle against the Bundesliga leaders, due to the absence of star attackers Harry Kane and Dele Alli.

However, Spurs blew Dortmund away with three second half goals from Son Heung-Min, Jan Vertonghen, and Fernando Llorente.

Speaking after the game Pochettino hailed his sides second half performance and paid tribute to the strength of his squad.

“It was a fantastic second half. The first half was difficult,’’ Pochettino told BT Sport.

”It was a difficult game from the beginning. It was difficult to find what the best position was in both directions.

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“When we had the ball we struggled to play in the way we wanted to play. The team started to feel comfortable, then we scored. And afterwards we played with more confidence.

“In the first half we played a little – not nervously – but not with the confidence. The second half was very, very good.

“We spoke about our defensive positions and changed things a little. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t. I wanted to take the best decision to perform in the best way. It was a fantastic game.

“Always when we play this competition and against a good side like Dortmund it is very difficult. There is still work to do.

“We have a lot of talented players. We have an unbelievable squad. I am happy with all the players. The only problem is that we can only play 11 and not 22.”

Spurs travel to Germany for the second leg on the 5th of March.

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