Pochettino unhappy with Dortmund given more time to recover

Mauricio Pochettino says Tottenham Hotspur need help from English football bosses after his side were given one day fewer to prepare for their Champions League last 16 second leg tie than hosts Borussia Dortmund.

Spurs, who won the home leg 3-0, drew with Arsenal on Saturday, while Dortmund lost to Augsburg on Friday. “It’s strange that no-one has said anything about that,” said Pochettino. “It’s impossible that one team has 24 hours more to prepare. It’s massive.”

The Spurs boss continued: “We need help from the FA, we need help from the Premier League. I don’t know whose fault it is. I don’t know whether it is the FA, the Premier League, the club or the TV [who] wanted the matches to be on those days.”

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