Tottenham Hotspur got off the mark in the Champions League with a 3-1 defeat of Dortmund at Wembley, that manager Mauricio Pochettino hopes would ease off their Wembley struggles.
Goals from Harry Kane, who scored a brace, and a third by Heung-Min Son earned Spurs a crucial win over Dortmund in the CL opener.
Spurs have struggled at their temporary home, having already lost to Chelsea and drawing Burnley this season.
Prior to their game against Peter Bosz’s men, Spurs has only won one in four CL matches played at Wembley.
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However, there is more optimism following the win against the German side, with Pochettino saying the win meant more than three points, as it could be a catalyst for future successes at the stadium.
““It means more than three points, it’s Wembley,” Pochettino told UEFA.com.
“It’s the perception we should change for our future. To build that confidence and trust at Wembley is so important for our fans and for us.
“That’s why for us it’s so important. I think the performance was good, but more important was the perception we can get for the future.
The Argentine added that he hopes the win will put an end to talks of a Wembley hoodoo.
“The win can help us to stop the talk about [Wembley] hoodoo and everything,” the 47-year-old added.
“It’s fantastic for many reasons, this victory: three points, starting well in the competition. I hope that it stops the things around the team.”
Pochettino and his side face Swansea next at Wembley in the Premier League and will be hoping for more of the same.