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Jan Vertonghen says Tottenham have to prepare for a reaction from Borussia Dortmund when the two teams meet in the last 16 return leg in the Champions League in Germany.
Tottenham made an impressive performance in the second half against the Bundesliga leaders at Wembley, who drew 3-0 ahead of the return leg at Westfalenstadion on 5 March.
Mauricio Pochettino's side secured their third consecutive win against the Champions League finalists in 2013, but Vertonghen is looking forward to a rigorous test as they aim to reach the quarter-finals of European football for the first time since 2011.
"The Dortmund Stadium is one of the hardest places," said Vertonghen Sky Sports News,
"We've been there a couple of times in the past few years and we'll see another Dortmund so we need to prepare for it.
"Of course the result helps – it's a great result and I think if we put the same mentality on the pitch as we do, we have to go through it."
Tottenham was shorn of influential pair Harry Kane and Dele Alli due to an injury – the last four league games in his absence to win – and the Belgian international believes that their unavailability has driven the development of the team.
"Obviously both top scorers and in the locker room are very important," added Vertonghen.
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"We won our matches in the Premier League, we left late, but we won them and that gives us faith."
Heung-Min Son continued on Wednesday with his first goal in the 11th round against Dortmund with his first goal for Spurs. Even the South Korean international does not want to believe that the job is done.
"We won 3-0 today and lose 3-0 in football, which can change fast in football, so we have to be careful," Son said.
"We want to go there with a winning mentality, we'll go there and think it's still 0-0, and to play to win the game, then we'll have a better result than we think we already have 3: 0 are. "
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