Pochettino Fumes As Fixtures Give Spurs ‘Massive’ Euro Task

Pochettino Fumes As Fixtures Give Spurs ‘Massive’ Euro Task

Tottenham will host Borussia Dortmund in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 clash at Wembley next Wednesday night as they look to take a step closer to the quarter-finals.

Mauricio Pochettino has criticised referee Michael Oliver for denying Son Heung-Min a penalty for the second time this season and booking him for diving during Sunday's 3-1 victory over Leicester.

While Tottenham are still outsiders to win their first English title since 1961, their ability to stay in contention, despite injuries to key players Harry Kane and Dele Alli suggests they shouldn't be completely written off.

"If you ask me why, I don't know, because I'm a person whose own motivation is always high, when we play against Dortmund or Barcelona or we play against different (teams) in different competitions".

"I've been speaking about German football with some of the guys and with Axel when we're in the national team - they're having a great season, playing some nice, attacking football and they're doing very well at the top of the league".

"We came from a tough Christmas period when the teams in Germany and Spain were enjoying some holidays", he said. "Whatever happens, I am going to reward the players with some days off, so they can breathe a little bit and enjoy, because the schedule has been insane".

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When asked if Sancho will be punished, Favre told reporters: "We'll see".

"That is why everyone has the feeling we can do it this year".

According to the BBC, the 18-year-old England global realised he had left it at home when he arrived at the airport, causing the Bundesliga leaders to leave Germany later than had been scheduled.

It promises to be a gripping occasion and the Wembley attendance will not be capped, meaning Spurs can hope for a huge crowd.

"I'm more relaxed because we won the game - we got three important points - but so disappointed with the situation".

Goalkeeper: I don't think there is much debate over who'll start in goal as Hugo Lloris is nearly certain to keep his place between the sticks with Paulo Gazzaniga having to make-do with a place on the bench.

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