Son Heung-min shares Spurs' dressing room mood, comments on Pochettino's rotation decision

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Tottenham Hotspur were beaten 3-0 by Borussia Dortmund on Thursday night.

Tottenham Hotspur ace Son Heung-min has told Goal that the Spurs dressing room as 'very quiet' after the 3-0 defeat to Borussia Dortmund.

Spurs went to Germany in hope of a Europa League victory over Dortmund, but were soundly beaten at Signal Iduna Park, as the Bundesliga giants claimed a 3-0 win in the first leg of their quarter final clash.

Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang opened the scoring for Thomas Tuchel's men, before Marco Reus notched two second half goals to not only win the game, but potentially knock Tottenham out of the competition.

A second leg recovery at White Hart Lane seems unlikely, with manager Mauricio Pochettino seemingly putting the club's Premier League title hopes ahead of the Europa League.

The Argentine's team selection on Thursday night drew plenty of criticism, as the likes of Erik Lamela, Mousa Dembele, Kyle Walker and Harry Kane were all left on the bench, whilst Eric Dier didn't even make the trip as Pochettino rotated his side.

It didn't work though, as Spurs mustered just three shots on goal and two shots on target, but winger Son Heung-min has told Goal that he doesn't think the rotation from Pochettino was the main reason for Tottenham's crushing defeat in Germany.

Son added that the mood in the dressing room was somewhat downbeat and 'very quiet', but didn't criticise Pochettino's rotation decision, and immediately looked ahead to this weekend's Premier League game against Aston Villa.

"We are very sad of course," said Son. "We did not think that we would lose by such a high margin. In the dressing room it was very quiet, but Dortmund were very good. Now we have to think about and prepare for the next match."

"I don’t know why it didn’t work out. But all of our players have quality and the coach has decided to rotate. I don’t think that the reason is the league, but the fact that he wanted to give a chance to other players who work always very well."

"We wanted to concentrate on the Europe League, but in the Premier League we still have the chance to become champions. Against Aston Villa? They play at home, they’re last in the table and they will come to fight. This has become a hard game for us and we must give 100 per cent," he added.

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