They showed it again here on a night which belonged to the likes of Son and Vertonghen, who was surprisingly used at left wing-back in a rejigged formation. It was from there that the Belgian claimed a goal and an assist, and also shackled the threat of Jadon Sancho. It was one of his best-ever performances for Spurs. He really was super Jan.
It was not a night for Sancho, who was being watched by Gareth Southgate. The 18 year-old showed flashes of brilliance but the England manager will have been equally, if not even more, impressed by the mature performance of Harry Winks at the heart of Spurs’ midfield.
And to think Dortmund had, largely, controlled the first half and maybe the pivotal moment came just before the break when goalkeeper Hugo Lloris excelled himself by diving to his right to, one-handed, keep out a header that had appeared set to beat him by Dan-Axel Zagadou, after the defender met Sancho’s cross.
Before that there had been a chance apiece. First, Lucas Moura whistled a volley just past the post and then, for Dortmund, Christian Pulisic stole possession away from Juan Foyth – a rare mistake by the young defender on a strong showing on his Champions League debut – with Lloris saving with his knee from the resultant shot.
Pre-match, Pochettino had called for one more big effort from his team which has had such a heavy schedule of fixtures and will now have a break for 10 days. “My players are heroes,” he later said, and he got a heroic response in the second half.
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