Mauricio Pochettino says Tottenham Hotspur need help from English football bosses after his side were given one day fewer to prepare for their Champions League last-16 second-leg tie than hosts Borussia Dortmund. Spurs, who won the home leg 3-0, drew with Arsenal at home on Saturday and Dortmund lost to Augsburg on Friday.
Pochettino said It’s impossible that one team has 24 hours more to prepare and his side need help from the Football Association (FA) though he has nowhere to place the blame for the tight fixture.
Spurs appear to be in control of the tie after beating the Bundesliga leaders at Wembley. Son Heung-min put the Premier League side ahead, with Jan Vertonghen and Fernando Llorente adding late goals.
No side have ever won a Champions League home knockout game 3-0 and then been eliminated. The Tottenham boss believes it’s a tough game for his side in German on Tuesday and can’t be relaxed of the their 3-o win in the first leg at home,
Dortmund are in a terrible run of form, with one victory in seven games in all competitions, as they have slipped from runaway Bundesliga leaders to only top Bayern Munich on goal difference.