After a fairly even first half, Tottenham ended up dismantling Borussia Dortmund in the second 45 minutes of their last-16 Champions League tie at Wembley last night.
Goals from Son Heung-min, Jan Vertonghen and Fernando Llorente inspired the north London club to a 3-0 win in the first leg between the two sides, though Christian Pulisic is refusing to throw in the white towel ahead of round two at Signal Iduna Park.
“Of course it is not going to be easy,” the Dortmund attacking midfielder was quoted as saying by the Evening Standard. “They are a great team and we are three goals behind. [But] this team are never going to give up. We are going to give it everything we have, we still have a chance.
“We felt better in the first half but they came out and played much harder in the second half. This team never give up. We will be 100 per cent ready to give it our best shot.”
With 90 minutes still to play in this fixture and an early goal for Dortmund capable of changing the whole complexion of things, anything can obviously happen. However, it is still hard to see how Tottenham could possibly mess things up.
They have grown to a point under Mauricio Pochettino where such a thing should not even be imaginable.
With the likes of Jadon Sancho and Pulisic himself, Dortmund certainly have enough in their arsenal to beat Tottenham on the night.
But winning the tie outright given the position they find themselves in looks close to impossible when looking at the team Tottenham have become with Pochettino at the helm.