Tottenham hoping to keep Sancho out of the headlines

Tanya Simon
February 14, 2019

After a testing first half, the Belgian transformed into one of their biggest attacking threats after the break, providing a sumptuous ball for Son's goal and continuing to send in terrific crosses as the second half progressed - and to top it all off, Vertonghen got on the scoresheet with under 10 minutes to go.

"It's a massive victory and the players deserve all the credit because they were fantastic".

"We need to go out there knowing it's going to be so tough and we need to perform like we performed today, in our best way and try to think that we need to win the next game if we want to be in the next stage of the Champions League".

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

With Dele Alli and Harry Kane in contention to return for second leg, there must be serious optimism about their prospects in this tournament.

After watching his team tear Borussia Dortmund apart, Pochettino joked he would simply head to the dressing room for a shower next time Son helps himself to a goal.

Dortmund have arrived in England and will train at Wembley on Tuesday before the first leg of the last-16 tie.

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"To play with one day less recovery, we need to praise them". They win the possibility to have a few days off.

"Sonny was fantastic again".

Wenger, who long had a reputation as a manager willing to turn to young players, also believes that the amount of money on offer to players like Sancho before they've earned it on the pitch could be hampering their drive to improve. "If it was a different result, people might say I'm the worst coach in the world", he said.

"The balance is the most important thing. You just need to take the right decision the next time because football is about winning". They put up a magical performance in the second half here to thrash the German league leaders - Son Heung-Min one of the chief architects of their downfall.

"Of course we are happy now because it's a good result but there's still a lot of work to do".

"Jan is technically unbelievable and can play in any position". But I prefer players who make mistakes trying to play. "I love the players taking risks and being courageous like he is".

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