Mauricio Pochettino's half-time video session prepared Tottenham for second-half barrage

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"We were able to keep them quiet in the second half and they weren't able to be clinical".

He's quite magnificently stepped up to the plate in Harry Kane's absence, bagging four goals in four games since returning from worldwide duty at the Asian Cup, meaning he's one of the hottest players in Europe at the time of writing, and Spurs supporters were quick to lavish their hero in praise following his pulsating performance at Wembley.

The sides will meet again in Germany on March 5 and Pochettino warned Spurs not to take their place in the quarter-finals for granted after a host of dramatic comebacks in the Champions League in recent seasons. When you are in front of a team like Borussia Dortmund, you have to show respect.

So many good individual displays spiced Spurs second half performance.

Vertonghen, playing out of position at left wing-back, then scored a volley of his own from Serge Aurier's delivery. "If it was a different result, people might say I'm the worst coach in the world", he said.

Lloris ensured the sides went into the break level pegging after the Frenchman did well to keep out Dan-Axel Zagadou's towering header. We didn't feel what we planned to play.

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The Daily Express framed Pulisic and his "underwhelming performance against Tottenham" in the context of replacing star Eden Hazard (who is expected to join Real Madrid this summer) and noted that "fans on Twitter were not impressed at all by his performance at Wembley on Wednesday night".

Juan Foyth gifted Dortmund their first sight of goal when he dwelt on the ball too long and was alertly dispossessed by Christian Pulisic.

'He is a player who provides the team with a lot of very good things.

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.

Substitute Llorente applied the icing on the cake for Tottenham three minutes later as he glanced in a header at the near post from a Christian Eriksen corner kick to send the Wembley crowd into a frenzy, sealing Spurs' second-ever knockout stage Champions League win.

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