Tottenham blow Borussia Dortmund away in second-half goal blitz

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Although Tottenham still have to survive the second leg at Signal Iduna Park on March 5, they have a golden opportunity to reach the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time since 2011.

'Of course, we are happy now because it was a very good result but there is still a lot of work to do.

"To play with one day less recovery, we need to praise them".

As they did in the first period, Spurs began the second-half on the front foot. "We showed that, Fernando came on too and scored an important goal", said Son, who hailed the impact of Vertonghen from an unfamiliar left wing-back role. "If it was a different result, people might say I'm the worst coach in the world", he said.

"We had the confidence to keep going". (@ChojyK)Can we start talking about Heung Min Son being on the short list for player of the year?

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".

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Ajax are seeking to reach the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time in 16 years, while Real have not lost a tie at this stage in nearly a decade. However, a Christian Pulisic shot that forced Hugo Lloris into a save at the near post eight minutes later - after Juan Foyth was robbed of possession inside his area - showcased the threat BVB could pose.

And Ferdinand was full of praise for the teenager at half-time at Wembley.

"He is one of the best players of his generation, he can dribble, he has the arrogance - look at the boy, there is something in there that is part of the big players".

Despite being pushed back for much of the first half, Tottenham had refused to surrender and their perseverance was rewarded in the 47th minute.

Suddenly, Dortmund had no answers to Tottenham's high-tempo pressing and it was Vertonghen who was the hosts' unlikely hero in the 83rd minute as he volleyed home from Serge Aurier's cross.