Champions League: Borussia Dortmund 0 Tottenham 1

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"The thing for us now is, kind of like this [last] week, when the pressure's on and we need to step up, we need to find a way to get it done".

Pochettino has called on the authorities in England to help their clubs in the Champions League by giving them better domestic fixtures ahead of big fixtures. They cancelled their game at the weekend to help or provide Rennes to play against Arsenal.

Former Germany captain Lothar Matthaus has conceded that Borussia Dortmund will need to play like a dream to progress in the Champions League against Tottenham Hotspur.

"I want us to have the same amount preparation time as our opponents". That is the most important, you have the same days to prepare for the game. In [other countries] it's more sensitive - the FAs help the clubs to compete in the best way in Europe. "We played Saturday and the only way we can prepare is talking - and not talking too much because the players need to rest, need to recover after a very tough game".

"We know it will be very hard but you never know", he said.

- Twelve of Tottenham's 13 goals in the Champions League this season have come in the second-half (92 per cent).

Dortmund can approach the second leg with some confidence given that these two sides met in the Europa League round of 16 last term.

Pochettino last week suggested it could take 10 years to change Spurs mentality and establish them as potential title winners, but Redknapp does not agree.

The Argentinian is demanding that his side go on the front foot against Lucien Favre's side.

"Of course we wanted to win the game but it's not always possible, especially when you're in spells where you're not winning".

"We need to forget the first leg, it's important to be aggressive, fight from beginning, high tempo, that is going to be the key".

"We know Borussia Dortmund is a great team, top of the Bundesliga because they deserve to be there".

"They showed that they can do it even if that was not a knockout game". Spurs were given an early kick-off time on Saturday but Bundesliga leaders Dortmund played on Friday.

"The 3-0 at Wembley is not important". Pochettino has also reported that Dele Alli is nearing a comeback.

Harry Kane is expected to lead Spurs' attack while Pochettino said Harry Winks and Eric Dier could feature after injuries.

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