Saturday, 16 February, 2019

Mauricio Pochettino's half-time video session prepared Tottenham for second-half barrage

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Rita Gibson | 14 February, 2019, 07:27

"The first half we played really well".

"It's only the first leg, it's only the first half of the tie - 3-0 is a very good result but when you have a team like Borussia Dortmund, always you need to respect and we need to think that we need to go to Dortmund with the idea to win", said the Argentinian.

Tottenham Hotspur's South Korean striker Son Heung-Min (R) shoots to score the opening goal past Dortmund's Swiss goalkeeper Roman Buerki (L) during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Borussia Dortmund at Wembley Stadium in London on February 13, 2019.

In the absence of Harry Kane and Dele Alli, the focus has fallen on Son and he has not shirked the responsibility, with his 47th-minute strike against Dortmund setting them on their way to an impressive victory on Wednesday.

Son was not alone in earning Pochettino's praise, however, as the Spurs boss was ecstatic at the team's performance following a tough Premier League fixture against Leicester City on Sunday.

On the ratings front, grades ranged from a "7" in the Mirror to a "6" in the Times to a "5" ("peripheral and disappointing") in the Guardian and at talkSport and "4" in the Independent, where it noted Pulisic "got into good positions in both halves but could never take advantage of them, as if he were just lacking the confidence to make the difference when it mattered". He smiles and he creates energy in every single game.

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After a fairly evenly-played but goalless first half, Son scored just over a minute after the break with a superb volleyed finish from Vertonghen's pinpoint accurate cross. It was an wonderful result and the players deserve massive praise but we need to think that it's going to be tough to play over there.

"We are happy now but still a lot of work to do".

Pochettino devised a clever game-plan that eventually frustrated Dortmund and secured Tottenham's first ever Champions League knockout-round win at home.

If Son was excellent, Vertonghen was even better. I am very happy for him, he deserved it.

"The first action was unbelievable - the people were pushing him, and then he made a few mistakes because he wanted to play".

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