Mauricio Pochettino heaps praise on 'fantastic' Spurs hero Son

Mauricio Pochettino heaps praise on 'fantastic' Spurs hero Son

Mauricio Pochettino heaps praise on 'fantastic' Spurs hero Son

"Shut out [Jadon] Sancho in the second half and then the individual performances of [Christian] Eriksen, Vertonghen with the assist and the goal, [Moussa] Sissoko from the middle of the park, Son's movement and finish".

"The first half was very hard, first of all because we never felt the confidence to play", said Pochettino post match. "We showed that, Fernando came on too and scored an important goal".

Arsene Wenger claims Dortmund star Jadon Sancho "disappeared" in his side's 3-0 defeat to Tottenham because he could not handle the physicality of Mauricio Pochettino's side.

'Of course, we are happy now because it was a very good result but there is still a lot of work to do. "We need to go to Dortmund with the idea to win".

"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.

"We had the confidence to keep going".

Billed as one of the more exciting last-16 ties, the first leg started off a restrained affair as Spurs resolutely held back the Bundesliga leaders in the first half.

"The first half we played really well". That was a gift. "The pressing was intensive from Tottenham".

It was nearly the flawless start for Tottenham on seven minutes, as Lucas Moura flashed his volley narrowly wide of Roman Burki's left-hand post. (@AKS)Son hands down one of the most underrated players in the premier league (@alexrooney75)He could play for any team on the planet.

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.

Despite being pushed back for much of the first half, Tottenham had refused to surrender and their perseverance was rewarded in the 47th minute.

It's got to the point that you simply can't call Heung-min Son underrated anymore because he's been absolutely class for some time now, years even, but this season in particular he's been on fire.

However, the North London outfit doubled their lead with seven minutes remaining as Serge Aurier whipped a cross into the box where Jan Vertonghen was on hand to head home.

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