4 Things We Learned From Tottenham's Impressive 3-1 Win Over Borussia Dortmund

Tottenham Hotspur finally broke their Wembley Stadium hoodoo with a 3-1 over Borussia Dortmund in their opening Champions League fixture on Wednesday night, thanks to an early goal from Son Heung-min and a brace from Harry Kane. Here are four things we learned following the impressive win... Perhaps the biggest headline of the night was that Tottenham were finally able to clinch three points at their temporary home. They had to overcome an impressive and determined Dortmund side in order to do...

Tottenham Can Win at Wembley

Perhaps the biggest headline of the night was that Tottenham were finally able to clinch three points at their temporary home. 


They had to overcome an impressive and determined Dortmund side in order to do so, but this victory could finally spell the end to the north Londeners treacherous record at the national stadium. 

Harry Kane Can Mix With the Best

Kane, as deserved, is known as one of the most prolific attackers in the Premier League, however the 24-year-old has struggled to show his talents on the grandest stage in the past. 


Following another dry spell through August, the England international has once again found himself within the goals - netting six times for both club and country since the turn of the month. 


After the clash Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino labelled his star man as one of the best strikers in the world, and if he can continue to produce during this season's Champions League it will not just be the Argentine who assigns that title to the frontman.

Tottenham Can Adopt Their Game Plan

It is rare to find a Premier League fixture where the north Londeners do not control the majority of possession throughout. 


However, when Dortmund came to town, Spurs went for long periods throughout the game without the ball, but yet were still able to overcome the opposition by taking full advantage of what play they had. 


Tottenham's counter attacking game plan worked perfectly, with Kane often finding himself in behind the Bundesliga side's defence thanks to a long ball over the top - something that was crucial in the hosts' opening two goals. 


Tottenham were caught out on several occasions during their last Champions League campaign after not being able to adopt their style of play to the opposition, but Pochettino was certainly able to do that on Wednesday night, and the initial signs look promising this time around. 

No Alli, No Problem

There were concerns for Spurs heading into their highly anticipated opening fixture, with the absence of Dele Alli potentially a huge stumbling block for the Premier League outfit. 


However, those worries were quickly removed thanks to the sensational link-up play of Son, Kane and Christian Eriksen. 


The trio consistently caused Dortmund problems over the 90 minutes, and Pochettino's side will take great confidence in the fact they are able to provide an exceptional performance without the 21-year-old, who will be missing again for their next two Champions League fixtures due to a suspension carried over from last season. 

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