Cape Town - Mauricio
Pochettino saluted his side's 'massive victory' as Tottenham Hotspur stormed
past Borussia Dortmund 3-1 in their Champions League opener on
Sensational strikes from Heung-Min Son (4') and Harry Kane (15', 60')
cancelled out Andriy Yarmolenko's excellent 11th minute curler.
It was a first win at Wembley Stadium for Spurs, and Pochettino was delighted with the result and the performance.
The Argentine manager was able to field new right-back Serge Aurier
alongside Davinson Sanchez who made his second appearance for the club
in the heart of the defence, with Fernando Llorente making a late
appearance from the bench.
The Argentine manager told the club's official website: "It means
more than three points, to build our confidence, trust and to feel at
home at Wembley is so important.
"It’s a massive victory and to start well in the Champions League is so important for us.”
Dortmund were by no means an easy opponent, and threatened throughout
the tie, with Pochettino explaining: "It’s true sometimes when you
cannot dominate, you must show different strengths. We fought really
well and we were so strong.
"The players made a massive effort against a very good team. Dortmund
are a great team and they played really well. I’m so happy with the
He added: "You also need some luck to score and win the game, maybe
they dominated more in the first half, it was so open, but we were
clinical and in the second half we were in control and didn’t concede
too many chances.”
And on Aurier’s debut, he concluded: "He was fantastic. I’m very happy with his performance, he showed real quality.”