Home Sports Harry Kane, fortune and fortitude help Tottenham dispatch Dortmund | Football

Harry Kane, fortune and fortitude help Tottenham dispatch Dortmund | Football

SHARE


The Wembley hoodoo struck again. Borussia Dortmund simply cannot get things to go their way at the home of English football. For long spells during this Champions League thriller, they weaved their patterns and stretched Tottenham Hotspur to breaking point.

Mauricio Pochettino’s team did not crack. Harry Kane did not crack. And Spurs rode their luck, with Dortmund complaining that Kane’s goal for 2-1 should not have stood because of a foul on Nuri Sahin and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang seeing what would have been an equaliser for 2-2 wrongly ruled out for offside.

Tottenham did not care and in the end it was a triumph not only for Kane, who bullied the Dortmund defence and ran himself to a standstill, but also for the team’s patience and belief. They refused to wilt in the face of a slick performance from the visitors and finished the stronger. Above all, they showed a ruthless streak. It was an unusually reactive performance from them but they hit Dortmund hard when it…



…more on post

SHARE