BT Sport pundit and Gary Lineker criticise Mauricio Pochettino

Tottenham Hotspur lost against Borussia Dortmund in the Europa League on Thursday evening.

Former Leicester City midfielder Robbie Savage criticised Tottenham Hotspur head coach Mauricio Pochettino’s team selection against Borussia Dortmund on BT Sport 2.

Savage was doing the co-commentary on the Europa League last-16 first-leg tie between Dortmund and Tottenham at Signal Iduna Park on Thursday evening.

Towards the end of the first half with the Bundesliga outfit leading 1-0, Savage said: “The travelling Spurs fans, if I was one of those, I have got to say they are having a wonderful season and they have travelled in numbers, and I would be disappointed with this starting line, if I am being honest.”

Savage was not the only pundit to criticise Pochettino’s team selection, with Tottenham legend Gary Lineker and ex-Liverpool midfielder Don Hutchison also critical of the Argentine’s decision.

Tottenham lost the match 3-0, which means that Spurs are virtually out of the Europa League.

It is unlikely that Spurs will be able to score four goals against Dortmund in the second leg at White Hart Lane next week.

Pochettino started the match with the likes of Kyle Walker, Harry Kane, Erik Lamela and Mousa Dembele on the substitutes’ bench.

Perhaps the Tottenham head coach had an eye on this weekend’s Premier League game against Aston Villa away from home at Villa Park.

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