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Mauricio Pochettino Tottenham boss says people underestimate his side

Tottenham director Mauricio Pochettino said "individuals think little of us" and called his players "legends" after they beat Bundesliga pioneers Borussia Dortmund 3-0 in the Champions League last-16 first leg.

Child Heung-min, Jan Vertonghen and Fernando Llorente scored as Spurs ruled the second half at Wembley.

"The group is battling. I am so pleased," said Pochettino.

"They merit full credit. What they are doing is astounding."

Goads finished a far-fetched turnaround to meet all requirements for the knockout phases of the challenge having gathered just a single point from their initial three gathering recreations.

They were without best goalscorer Harry Kane and midfielder Dele Alli at Wembley on Wednesday yet figured out how to beat a Dortmund side who have achieved this phase in the Champions League in five of the previous six seasons.

South Korean forward Son - who has scored four objectives in the same number of recreations since his arrival from the Asian Cup - gave Tottenham an "enormous lift" by scoring the main objective, said Pochettino.

"Child was phenomenal once more. I think he is a player that gives the group a great deal of things," said Pochettino.

"He has a grin and has loads of vitality. His exhibitions each diversion are enhancing and making strides."

Regardless of an agreeable first-leg triumph, Pochettino still accepts there is "a ton of work to do" to advance to the quarter-finals.

The second leg is on 5 March at Dortmund's Westfalenstadion in Germany.

"3-0 is an extremely decent outcome and yet I think we have to believe that we have to complete the activity," included Pochettino.

"Continuously when we play this challenge and against a decent side like Dortmund it is troublesome."

The Spurs manager seemed to roll out some strategic improvements at half-time and said he "needed to settle on the best choice" to turn the execution around.

"We talked about our guarded positions and changed things a bit. Once in a while it works and now and again it doesn't," said the Argentine.

"We have a great deal of skilled players. We have a unimaginable squad. I am content with every one of the players. The main issue is that we can just play 11 players and not 22."

Mauricio Pochettino finds one flaw in win over Borussia Dortmund

Tottenham chief Mauricio Pochettino kidded that the main issue emerging from their 3-0 prevail upon Dortmund is that he can just play 11 as opposed to 22 players.

Objectives from Son Heung-min, Jan Vertonghen and Fernando Llorente gave Spurs the 3-0 Champions League last 16 first-leg prevail upon Dortmund, in what could be called their most grounded execution of the period.

After a first-half where Dortmund saw the best of procedures, Spurs struck inside snapshots of the restart as Vertonghen nestled into awesome ball for Son to sink a cool volley for 1-0.

In what turned into the Vertonghen appear, the Belgian protector got his side's second, crushing home his very own volley in the wake of being chosen by Davinson Sanchez in the container.

What's more, Spurs were soon in fairyland when Llorente fell off the seat to gesture home Christian Eriksen's corner to make it 3-0.

The London side will presently make a beeline for Germany with a maybe unassailable 3-0 total lead against the Bundesliga pioneers.

Addressing BT Sport, Pochettino stated: ""It was a fabulous second half. The principal half was troublesome. It was a troublesome amusement from the earliest starting point. It was hard to discover what the best position was in the two headings.

"When we had the ball we attempted to play in how we would have preferred to play. The group began to feel good, at that point we scored. What's more, a short time later we played with more certainty.

"In the principal half we played a little – not apprehensively – but rather not with the certainty. The second half was, exceptionally great.

"We talked about our guarded positions and changed things a bit. Now and then it works and at times it doesn't. I needed to take the best choice to perform in the most ideal way. It was a fabulous diversion.

"Continuously when we play this challenge and against a decent side like Dortmund it is exceptionally troublesome. There is still work to do.

"We have a great deal of gifted players. We have a staggering squad. I am content with every one of the players. The main issue is that we can just play 11 and not 22."


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