Danny Rose in contention to start for Tottenham against Borussia Dortmund


While Tottenham will be desperate not to let Saturday's disappointing derby defeat to Arsenal disrupt what has been a superb European campaign, Pochettino could rest some of his key men tonight.

"They were fit [to play against Arsenal], both Dele Alli and Harry Kane, " Pochettino said. Today he trained with the team and told him he'd play tomorrow.

Danny Rose is back with the senior side, though Pochettino hasn't confirmed whether the out-of-favour left back will see the pitch tomorrow.

The Spurs boss is fed up with being asked if there is a rift with Rose, again insisting there is "no issue". "Of course we know we are qualified but we want to show a good result here". I still think we should be feeling confident going into the rest of the season.

"I hope there's a reaction from Aubameyang". "The training session on Saturday was tough for him and he will train with the group and then I will decide if he plays (against Dortmund) or not. We talked about it, and from my point of view it's finished".

Pochettino was alerted during a press briefing that Turpin was in charge of the match between England and Slovakia in which Alli was accused of making an obscene gesture behind his back.

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FIFA's disciplinary committee determined Alli had not aimed the gesture at Turpin but Pochettino said he would still tell the 21-year-old to be on his best behaviour.

"The referee moves on and I'm sure nothing in his mind to ban him for that situation".

"I will tell Dele be careful". But this is always good.

Victor Wanyama and Toby Alderweireld are out with knee and hamstring injuries respectively while Erik Lamela is still recovering from a problem with his hips.

"Our magnificent 3-1 win against holders Real Madrid last time out secured a place in the knockout stage of the Champions League and we travel to Dortmund unbeaten in four matches so far".