Spurs 3-0 Borussia Dortmund - Mauricio's verdict

Rex Christensen
February 14, 2019

The defender was instrumental in the opener for Spurs, floating in a brilliant cross for Son Heung-min, who finished with a lovely first touch back across the goalkeeper.

A late goal from substitute Marco Asensio helped Real Madrid narrowly defeat a determined and young Ajax squad on Wednesday night, as Los Blancos prevailed 2-1 in the first leg of their Champions League Round of 16 match-up at the Amsterdam Arena.

Of course 3-0 is a very good result but when you have in front a team like Dortmund you always need to respect them.

His link-up with Pulisic, Gotze et al was a joy to behold and although he faded away like his team in second-half as Spurs took control, he certainly gave people the bang for their buck. "What they are doing this season is fantastic". So many good individual displays spiced Spurs second half performance.

The win was Spurs' fourth in a row in all competitions, all of which have been achieved without injured duo Harry Kane and Dele Alli.

"Next time when Son scores I'll go to the dressing room and shower and wait for the end of the game", said Pochettino.

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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.

"Sonny was fantastic again".

"Always when you play in this type of competition against a very good side like Dortmund it is hard", said the Argentine.

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.

"I haven't got any particular worries", he said. It was an incredible result and the players deserve massive praise but we need to think that it's going to be tough to play over there.

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. But I prefer players who make mistakes trying to play.

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