UEFA Champions League Report: Tottenham Hotspur v Borussia Dortmund 13

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"I guaranteed that and i'm happy with my decision".

Fernando Llorente celebrates after scoring Tottenham's third goal against Dortmund.

The South Korean came up trumps yet again for the Lilywhites as Mauricio Pochettino's side placed one foot in the Champions League quarter-finals after beating Borussia Dortmund 3-0 at Wembley. 'It was just about when we went to press, it was to be more aggressive and be more compact. The first half was hard. It was a hard game from the beginning. But speaking to BeIn Sport, former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger revealed he had looked at signing the player when he was struggling to get first-team opportunities at the Etihad believing the pull of moving back to his hometown of London would prove hard to resist.

"The first half was tough, it was an even game but after Sonny scored the team started to feel more free, more confident and started to play in a very good way".

March 5 is the date of Tottenham's return leg against Borussia Dortmund, three weeks from tomorrow when they play their first leg at Wembley Stadium against the Bundesliga leaders.

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"For us just to get the goal so early in the second half was important". The manager prizes Winks's composure in pressure situations, his ability to set the tempo with his passing and against Dortmund he got the team moving.

Vertonghen timed his run to perfection in the 83rd to kill off the game and Llorente gave them a big advantage for the second leg.

"This is a huge part of his development but nearly the next two, three years are more important ones", Jenas continued.

Wenger, 69, was approached about the role a number of times during his 22-year reign as Gunners boss.

Dortmund, themselves missing injured captain Marco Reus and top striker Paco Alcacer, gradually took control and had the better chances in the first half with Christian Pulisic firing onto keeper Hugo Lloris and the Frenchman saving a point-blank header from Dan-Axel Zagadou. "We have watched games back from the past where we have lost and we have taken a lot on board".

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