Tottenham confirm double injury boost but defender misses Dortmund clash

Tottenham will visit Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday at Signal Iduna Park in the second leg of their Champions League round of 16 series.

But since then they have suffered defeats to Burnley and Chelsea, while they were held by Arsenal 1-1 at the weekend.

"We need to be more sensitive to the clubs who play in Europe to provide better condition to have the same possibility to arrive to the games".

"Because we have warriors and players who are heroes in the way they fight, only we are here because of that", he said.

Other major leagues often do everything to help their representatives in Europe by rearranging their fixtures, so that they can get as much rest as possible, something the Premier League has always been criticised for not doing.

Eric Dier has travelled after a recent bout of tonsillitis but Pochettino said he was not ready to start.

"We need to change it in the future to help English clubs be stronger in the competition". It is not the same to have 24 hours more or less to prepare for the game.

The result leaves the Lilywhites 10 points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City and effectively out of the title race, and Redknapp believes they have regressed, not progressed, over the last couple of seasons.

The Bundesliga outfit will need to score five goals if Mauricio Pochettino's men manage to find the net at Westfalenstadion in the second leg.

The Argentinian is demanding that his side go on the front foot against Lucien Favre's side.

In contrast, Borussia Dortmund were given a helping hand by the Bundesliga as their game with Augsburg was switched to Friday night to give them an extra day's preparation.

"There is no, "Oh, we're Tottenham, we haven't won the league since God knows when". They are going to start the game aggressively and try to push us to defend... "Winning 3-0 at Wembley is not important tomorrow". Dele Alli (hamstring) remains unavailable but could be in contention to face Southampton on Saturday, while Kieran Trippier has been rested.

He missed the north London derby draw with Arsenal, but returned to training ahead of the Dortmund match.

  • Stacy Allen