Duo return as Pochettino makes 4 changes | Expected Tottenham line-up vs Dortmund
- Author: Stacy Allen Feb 13, 2019,
Feb 13, 2019, 0:51
Spurs do not play again until Saturday week at Burnley, meaning a much-needed break is in store, and by the time they go to Dortmund for the second leg on 5 March, the cavalry - in the shape of Harry Kane and Dele Alli - are expected to be back.
Spurs fans enjoyed seeing their superstar playmaker come back to form, with many commenting on his performance and the quality of his display against Leicester on social media after the final whistle.
Dortmund are five points clear at the top of the Bundesliga, and Pochettino accepts that his team face a huge challenge in the coming weeks - but has backed them to progress.
They might have drawn their last two league games but prior to that, they'd won nine of their last 10 top-flight matches. "Unbelievable, unbelievable, unbelievable", Pochettino said.
"He was ready to come on the pitch and I gave him the opportunity to take the penalty", the Frenchman said. I said if he felt good he could take it. "In some days it's hard to deal with Wembley but hopefully in this big game we'll receive this help from the crowd".
Kieran Trippier's corner was played short to Eriksen, who floated in an inviting cross for Davison Sanchez to power home a diving head for his first Tottenham goal in the 33rd minute.
Leicester City are in desperate need of breathing new life into their season.
Defender Jan Vertonghen is confident Tottenham can reach the last eight for the first time since 2011. Known for accurate spot-kicks, Jamie Vardy took responsibility but failed to beat Lloris from 12-yards out.
Tottenham doubled their lead three minutes later as Eriksen collected the ball on the edge of the penalty area and unleashed a fierce shot past goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel.
Rose suffered a shin wound at the end of Sunday's 3-1 victory over Leicester, being withdrawn in the 88th minute, and the club are assessing whether he will even make the squad.