Tottenham manager Pochettino given two-match ban after ref outburst

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Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino lauded Harry Kane and Hugo Lloris after his side's win over Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League.

Pochettino, however, cautioned that Kane and his teammates must improve in the next round.

Hugo Lloris celebrated his 100th clean sheet for Tottenham and Kane moved clear of Jermain Defoe as the club's all-time record scorer in European football, with 24 goals.

"Who is going to win it this year?"

Leading 3-0 from the first leg at Wembley on 13 February, Spurs withstood intense early pressure from Dortmund.

"The plan was different but during the game what happened happened and we needed to adapt ourselves", said Pochettino. It wasn't easy away from home. 'Maybe the team of a couple of years ago would concede and then it's much more hard so we are making steps forward.

Sport Ilustra featured a photograph of the young Vinicius covering his face with the shirt, showing his pain at having to leave the field in the first half. "We did not succeed, but we have to build on this performance on Saturday".

Real Madrids shock exit from the Champions League after a 5-3 thrashing on aggregate in the round-of-16 at the hands of Ajax left Spains sports media struggling on Wednesday to find words to express the anguish caused by defeat.

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

Jan Vertonghen, the first leg hero at Wembley three weeks ago with a goal and an assist, again came up trumps with a brilliant goal-saving tackle on Marco Reus after the Dortmund skipper capitalised on a Davinson Sanchez error.

Spurs seemed content to absorb Dortmund's attacks while countering on the few opportunities they had.

"After half an hour it was tough and then we started to play a little bit".

Subs not used: Hitz, Hakimi, Schmelzer, Zagadou.

The club also confirmed that there are some concerns over Harry Winks, who was replaced after 55 minutes in Dortmund, and he will be assessed before a decision is made on his inclusion in the squad.

Subs not used: Gazzaniga, Wanyama, Lucas, Llorente.

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