Spurs hope to play Champions League quarter-final at new ground

Elena Summers
March 9, 2019

Mauricio Pochettino's men put an end to a three-game winless run with a slender 1-0 victory over Borussia Dortmund at Signal Iduna Park to book their berth in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

Alderweireld insisted they are desperate to play their quarterfinal at the new stadium - and that could be crucial as the club battle to be ready on time. I suppose never say never.

But Spurs are exploring about the possibility of playing the home leg of their last eight game at the new ground, subject to safety and security clearance. It's very hard. Sometimes the stadium wasn't full because the maximum on the capacity.

Tottenham produced a defensive masterclass to keep the Bundesliga leaders at bay over two legs, and with a move to their new stadium pending, Harry Redknapp thinks they have a chance of winning their first ever Champions League crown.

Any hope built up by Dortmund's first-half performance swiftly vanished after half-time, however, as Moussa Sissoko fed Kane with a first-time pass and the England striker confidently fired past Burki.

Said Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc: "After their goal, we were done. Now we are in the quarter-finals, I hope we can finish [the stadium] and we can listen to the song there".

"We fully deserved this".

Prior to the quarter-final first leg (09/04 or 10/04), Spurs visit Southampton (09/03) and title rivals Liverpool (31/03), as well as hosting Brighton (07/04) in the Premier League.

His goal on Tuesday also made him Tottenham's all-time leading scorer in Europe.

"They had one chance and scored, we had five or six chances and didn't score".

"We're trying. The last game against Arsenal as well we worked hard, we dug in, concede and tried to get a good result".

"As expected they pushed hard for the first half an hour, we stayed strong together thanks to the team spirit", said Lloris.

Borussia Dortmund's 4-0 loss over two legs is very deceiving based on their play in both legs.

Big players such as these along with an experienced manager have ensured Spurs have developed season on season from surprising top four contenders to Champions League last 16 regulars in just four years. Of course I want to apologise.

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