Look, Dortmund played on Friday, for us impossible.
"Of course we are going to fight and give our best". We got one chance, we took it and that finished the game.
"I want to congratulate him and I want to congratulate Hugo because it was his 100th clean sheet for Tottenham, That is a massive achievement too".
Pochettino pointed to the example of Stade Rennes, who postponed a French league game at the weekend to prepare for Thursday's Europa League, last 16 tie at home to Arsenal.
"I'm very disappointed. If we're not going to receive a help from our football people in our country, only I can laugh".
Penalty king Harry Kane nets Tottenham’s equaliser against Arsenal
Spurs do however travel to Germany with a commanding 3-0 lead from the first leg, and are heavy favourites to progress to the quarter-finals.
7 - Pochettino probably planned to play with his now-familiar 3-4-1-2 system, but his players were clearly ready for Plan B and were soon set up in a 5-3-2 formation instead.
Tottenham, meanwhile, qualified for a maiden quarterfinal appearance under Mauricio Pochettino and might trouble some of the big teams in the upcoming matches. I don't think that's going to be fair.
"Watching after on the video, my behaviour, I think I need to accept the charge from the FA". It's so important to be aggressive, to start the game in a very good level, to fight from the beginning with a high tempo - that's going to be the key.
"We know Borussia Dortmund is a great team, top of the Bundesliga because they deserve to be there".
With the tempo having dropped, Spurs' Pochettino brought on Eric Dier, back from injury, to beef up the midfield in place of Harry Winks for the final 35 minutes. Pochettino has also reported that Dele Alli is nearing a comeback.
The Argentine did not reveal what was he said to Dean at Turf Moor, or the reason for his strong reaction, although he had complained about a corner awarded in the build-up to Burnley's opening goal.