Mauricio Pochettino welcomed his striker Son Heung-min after the Tottenham striker helped bring the team within reach of the Champions League quarter-finals.
Son volleyed Spurs in the 47th minute lead against Borussia Dortmund at Wembley in the first leg of the knockout round before the late left winger Jan Vertonghen, and substitute Fernando Llorente defeated a memorable 3-0 victory. 0 win
Son has now scored 16 goals in all competitions – scoring eleven goals in the last 12 games – and if he has found the net this season, the Spurs have won. "The next time Son scores, I go to the dressing room, shower and wait for the game [to end]"Pochettino said with a smile." Sonny was fantastic again, translating good energy and improving his performance in every game. "
If son was excellent, Vertonghen was even better. After a tough first half, the Belgian set Son's goal with a precise cross before beating home his own volley. Pochettino had a tactical surprise when he named Jan Foyth as part of a third game – with Vertonghen far left – and after a couple of halftime changes, his team thrilled most of the 71,214 participants in the second half.
Vertonghen said, "It was my first goal since the first game this season [at Newcastle] I had to wait for goal-line technology and was happy to celebrate this time. It was Wembley and the Champions League, so it was something special. We were able to keep Dortmund calm in the second half and they could not be clinical. The game has changed in the second half. "
It was Spurs' 22nd game in 81 days in all competitions – a punishment plan – but Pochettino said he would now reward his players with a few days off, as the next game will not take place until the Saturday week in Burnley. "My players are heroes. The team is there; fight, achieve results. They deserve full recognition. The effort they make is fantastic. "