German media amazed by ‘ice cold’ Spurs after ‘ruthless’ Borussia Dortmund Champions League win

After starting their Champions League campaign with a win over Borussia Dortmund, Spurs were praised in the German media for their performance at Wembley.

Heung-min Son had opened the scoring for Spurs in the fourth minute, only for Dortmund’s new signing Andriy Yarmolenko to fire in an excellent equaliser seven minutes later.

Harry Kane, who also came in for praise from the German media, fired in a double either side of the break to clinch a crucial win for the Lilywhites.

Described as ‘ice cold’ by German publication Kicker, Spurs were ruthless going forward and solid in defence as they finally ended their Wembley hoodoo.

Here’s what the visiting press had to say about Spurs’ victory over the Bundesliga side.

Kicker

Against a tactically excellent opponent, Borussia Dortmund lost to the start of the group stage of the Champions League.

Serge Aurier and Christian Pulisic battle for possession

As courageously as the guests presented themselves at Wembley Stadium, they naively defended such strong offensive forces in the initial phase against Tottenham.

Offensively, BVB seemed to be doing well, especially in the first half. In the last third, however, the coldness, which Kane showed on the other side, was missing.

DW

Tottenham were able to ruthlessly exploit those gaps on the counterattack. But despite the renewed setback, Dortmund controlled the rest of the first half, dominating the ball and camping in Spurs’ half.

But fortune deserted them at key moments.

Shortly after halftime, it was clear that the Wembley curse had found a new target. When Aubameyang expertly volleyed home Mahmoud Dahoud’s cross, it looked like the 67,000 fans inside Wembley were set for a gripping second half with the teams level.

Christian Eriksen and Eric Dier in action at Wembley

Inexplicably, however, the flag went up again.

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