Pochettino pinpoints the difference between Spurs' two displays against Borussia Dortmund

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Tottenham Hotspur were beaten 2-1 by Borussia Dortmund on Thursday.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has told BT Sport that he felt his side competed against Borussia Dortmund on Thursday, which they didn't do in the first leg a week ago.

Spurs lost the first leg of their Europa League clash with Dortmund 3-0 last week, giving them a huge mountain to climb at White Hart Lane on Thursday.

Ultimately, Spurs couldn't get themselves back in the tie and lost 2-1, with Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang scoring twice, whilst Son Heung-min pulled back a late consolation for Tottenham, meaning they went out of the Europa League with a 5-1 aggregate scoreline.

Spurs are now free to concentrate on their push for the Premier League title, but there will be a sense of disappointment with how Dortmund coasted to victory.

Now, Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has given his verdict on the second leg, a game which really slipped away from Spurs after Aubameyang's stunning 24th minute opener.

Speaking to BT Sport after the final whistle, Pochettino pinpointed the major difference between the two performances against Dortmund, suggesting that last night, his side actually managed to compete with the Bundesliga giants, whereas last week they were steamrollered by Thomas Tuchel's men.

Pochettino added that he felt side tried to attack and go for goals early, but Aubameyang's first goal of the night effectively killed off the tie as a contest.

"I think that we competed - this was different than last week," said Pochetino. "I think that we learned a lot and improved out performance from last week, but we played against a very good team like Dortmund, and it was difficult. We tried to score, but they scored an unbelievable goal from Aubameyang, and that killed our possibility of coming back into the tie," he added.

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