Kane challenges Tottenham to 'step up' and improve under pressure

Kane challenges Tottenham to 'step up' and improve under pressure

Kane challenges Tottenham to 'step up' and improve under pressure

Spurs will play their quarter-final first-leg on 9 or 10 April, with the return leg on 16 or 17 April - and Pochettino believes the club could be in their new £1bn stadium by then.

The Tottenham manager and his assistant Jesus Perez were walking away from the man in the middle, when the Spurs boss turned and could be seen appearing to say "what did you say?" to the experienced referee. I hope yes, and I wish we can play in our new stadium.

"Before the game, we were sitting listening to the song of the Champions League and we were thinking it would be fantastic to be standing in the new stadium, listening to the song".

Lucien Favre had called for a "clever" performance from his side but it was Tottenham who demonstrated the nous to navigate their way to the quarter-finals.

Fellow former England and Spurs player Jamie Redknapp agreed, writing in the Daily Mail: "I played with Alan Shearer for England".

"That is the turning point that we need to try and achieve".

Kane fared better from Moussa Sissoko's through ball in the 49th minute, sweeping his finish around Roman Bürki and becoming Spurs' all-time leading goalscorer in Europe with 24 in the process.

Seemingly misunderstanding a question about the new stadium, Pochettino said: "You're going to see tomorrow why I'm not going to talk".

"I think in the end it's not too much to analyse, it's just to enjoy that we are in the quarter-final".

Tottenham goalkeeper Lloris added: "As expected they pushed in the first 20 mins and we stayed strong together and that's why we got through".

Coming into the second leg at the Signal Iduna Park 3-0 down from the first leg at Wembley three weeks ago, they threw everything at Spurs in the opening 45 minutes, but could not make the most of their opportunities.

Over the course of the two legs against Borussia Dortmund, Jan Vertonghen took the blows and did it his way.

"I think if we would have scored one goal in London the situation would have been completely different".

'Against Arsenal we dug in, we conceded early and came back to get a result.

His Spurs side delivered, soaking up everything Dortmund threw at them in a one-sided first half before Kane's goal just after the break killed off the hosts' spirited challenge.

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