Ginola praises Tottenham after bounce-back win against Dortmund

Former Tottenham Hotspur player, French David Ginola walks during the closing ceremony at White Hart Lane in London, on May 14, 2017.

Tottenham came from behind to beat Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday night.

(L-R) Martin Chivers, David Ginola and Mark Falco walk on the pitch during the closing ceremony after the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at White Hart...

Tottenham icon David Ginola has heaped praise on his former side when speaking on TalkSPORT after the north Londoners immediately bounced back from their derby defeat to beat Borussia Dortmund.

Mauricio Pochettino's side suffered a surprise 2-0 loss to Arsenal on Saturday at the Emirates Stadium, with many pundits stating beforehand that they expected to see the Gunners struggle.

It looked as though the disappointment of Saturday had followed Spurs into Tuesday night's Champions League clash as they went 1-0 down to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's strike.

Tottenham Hotspur's English striker Harry Kane (R) looks on as Dortmund's Swiss goalkeeper Roman Buerki flys through the air to make a save during the UEFA Champions League Group H match...

However, second-half goals from Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min saw Spurs turn the tie on its head and secure top spot in Group H, seeing off Dortmund as well as Real Madrid and APOEL Nicosia.

Former Spurs ace Ginola told TalkSPORT on Wednesday morning that he was impressed with Spurs' calmness when going 1-0 down, when it could have been easy to panic - stating he "loved the way they managed the game".

"You can see that the team are going to a different level because they had a bad result against Arsenal - the enemy - but they were able to forget it, put that bad memory aside and step forward," Ginola said.

"Last night, they were 1-0 down and they just played football [and thought] 'OK, no worries, we are going to come back into the game' and that is exactly what they did. It was brilliant. I loved the way they managed the game.

"They are above Real Madrid so what a move [forward] from Spurs."

Tottenham Hotspur's Argentinian head coach Mauricio Pochettino gestures from the sidelines during the UEFA Champions League Group H football match BVB Borussia Dortmund v Tottenham Hotspur...

Spurs have won four out of their five Champions League outings this season, beating APOEL, Real and Dortmund twice, a huge contrast to their disappointing efforts last season which saw them knocked out of the group stage.

Now, focus will turn to Saturday as Pochettino prepares his players to face managerless West Brom in the Premier League.

 

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