Pochettino impressed by Tottenham's maturity

Tottenham's Champions League campaign got off to a perfect start to leave manager Mauricio Pochettino purring.

Mauricio Pochettino hailed Tottenham fine performance against Dortmund in its Champions League encounter.   -  Getty Images

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino hailed his side's second half as it got its Champions League campaign off to a winning start against Borussia Dortmund.

Dortmund dominated possession for large parts of the game, but Tottenham showed a ruthlessness in front of goal to see off the Germans 3-1 in the Group H opener.

Harry Kane was once again in irrepressible form, scoring twice and setting up Son Heung-min for an early opener.

Andriy Yarmolenko scored a wonderful goal for Dortmund, who will feel hard done by after having two goals incorrectly ruled out for offside.

Tottenham travels to Cyprus in two weeks to play APOEL, and Pochettino is confident the performance against Dortmund will stand it in good stead for the rest of its campaign.

"It was so important to win, we are so happy," he said. "It was so important to start well in a tough game. Dortmund played really well, they dominated the first half. We increased our level in the second half and we were very clinical in front of goal.

"It is more than three points. At half-time we fixed some problems and modified the position of some players. The tempo of the game decreased which was better for us. Dortmund are a very aggressive team, we struggled a little to pass the ball quickly.

"Sometimes you can't dominate, you have to play a different way and the team is more mature now. We can learn a lot from this game."

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