Pochettino perplexed by booking for Son going down

Pochettino perplexed by booking for Son going down

Javier Howell
February 13, 2019

Mauricio Pochettino says Tottenham have shaken off the fatigue from their gruelling schedule as they prepare to face Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League last 16 on Wednesday.

"I'm more relaxed because we won the game, three important points we got, but so disappointed with the situation because everyone wants to talk about different clubs or players".

Speaking of which, Leicester have got as good a chance as they'll ever have of beating Spurs because of the number of casualties that the homeless North Londoners are now dealing with. "Whatever happens, I am going to reward the players with some days off, so they can breathe a little bit and enjoy, because the schedule has been insane".

Reus injured his thigh last Tuesday while drilling home a direct free-kick against Werder Bremen, but Dortmund lost on penalties as the German Cup tie finished 3-3 after extra time.

The Etihad Stadium scoreboard tells the story after Manchester City whipped Chelsea in their Sunday night game of the week.

Pochettino has also insisted that his side are still in the hunt, telling Sky Sports after the win: "Again we are there, we are fighting and showing great character".

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"Maybe it was not a good thing, but we had a lot of chances, not just with this penalty".

Tottenham went ahead through Sanchez who scored his first goal for the London club by meeting Eriksen's whipped cross with a diving header in the 33rd minute.

The 26-year old is set to lead the line on Wednesday and is no stranger to facing Dortmund having played in the Bundesliga for Bayer Leverkusen.

Jan, who revealed he's been speaking to Belgian worldwide colleague Axel Witsel about Dortmund following the midfielder's move there last summer, has been impressed by our opponents' form, but is backing us to secure what would, remarkably, be our first home win in the knockout stages of the Champions League.

It promises to be a gripping occasion and the Wembley attendance will not be capped, meaning Spurs can hope for a huge crowd. "The way we conceded [chances] is more than we usually concede but I think the victory's fair".