Mauricio Pochettino says Hotspur need assistance from football bosses after his side were awarded fewer to organize because of their last 16 second leg tie compared to hosts .

Spurs, who won at the House leg 3-0, drew with Arsenal on Saturday, while Dortmund dropped to Augsburg on Friday.

“It is strange that nobody has stated such a thing about this,” said Pochettino.

“It is hopeless that one team has 24 hours more to organize. It’s massive.”

The Spurs boss continued:”We need assistance from the FA, we need assistance from the .

“I really actually don’t know whose fault it really is. I don’t understand whether it may be the FA, the , the club or the club television [that ] wanted the matches to be about days past .”

After beating the Bundesliga leaders 3-0 at home spurs appear to be. Son Heung Min put the side ahead with Fernando Llorente along with Jan Vertonghen adding objectives that are late.

No unwanted have won 3-0 to a home knockout game and have been pumped out.

But Pochettino has told his team to start the game.

“All of us concur that first of all we need to perform on Tuesday. It will be rough, we need to forget about the first leg, that needs to be our approach,” he said.

“I think we must play like always, strive to win. We can’t take into account the first leg. Be more aggressive and it’s so important to begin the game at a great level. That is key.”

Dortmund captain Marco Reus said:”I believe that we’re capable of achieving the impossible.

“There have already been some matches at this arena which have history. We’ll have to visit our limits if we are to find the aims in the perfect moments.”

Dortmund are with one victory in seven games in all competitions, since they have slipped to high on goal difference, in an awful streak of form.

Boss Lucian Favre said:”We need to sort out it. We must not let in any targets. We’ll need a performance and might have to play intelligently too. Everything’s possible.”

Right-back was left home with a”slight problem” based on Pochettino.


Spurs’ odds of going through

Simon Gleave, mind of athletics analysis, Grace Note

Prior to the first legs, Hotspur’s tie with was estimated to be just one of the 2 tightest matchups in this around – with Porto contrary to Roma – by the euro-club Index.

’s 3-0 triumph at has changed that picture though with Spurs currently given a 93% chance of accomplishing the quarterfinals. and Paris St Germain would be the only teams with a opportunity than Spurs of a location in the past eight.


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