Tottenham blow Borussia Dortmund away in brilliant second-half goal blitz

Jose Verdugo
Febrero 14, 2019

It's like we weren't comfortable. I think it's a massive victory for us.

"It was a massive victory and the players deserve all the credit". They win the possibility to have a few days off.

He will be one of Dortmund's main threats against Spurs in the first leg at Wembley, particularly as the Premier League club look set to play Jan Vertonghen at left-back.

"3-0 is a very good result but at the same time we have to think that we have to finish the job".

"To play with one day less recovery, we need to praise them".

Son has now scored in 13 matches for Spurs this season, and the north Londoners have won all of them.

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".

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"Son was fantastic again, he's doing fantastic".

Pulisic has rarely played in league play this season, but he got the start in the wings along with Jadon Sancho over Raphael Guerrero and Jacob Bruun Larsen for the Bundesliga leaders, who were missing forwards Marco Reus and Paco Alcacer and two other starters through injury or illness. His smile, he translates good energy and his performance in every single game is improving and improving.

Playing some pretty extravagant football at times, Mauricio Pochettino's side were no match for the tempo which Dortmund set and were playing catch-up for nearly the entire first period.

England winger Sancho hit top gear on several occasions in a mesmerising first-half display, leaving two Tottenham midfielders for dead and linking with Pulisic, whose shot was blocked at the last minute.

"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. If you win you're not a genius, if you lose it's not a disaster.

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".

Pochettino was keen to praise 21-year-old defender Juan Foyth, who made only his second Champions League appearance and helped to deny Dortmund an away goal.

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