Tottenham endured a difficult night in Germany, going down 3-0 to Dortmund in the Europa League last 16 first leg.
The visitors started brightly, but were soon put through their paces by a deadly Dortmund side that looked like scoring whenever in possession.
The Germans scored once before the break and twice after, while Spurs never really had a sniff. Heung-Min Son debatably should have had a penalty at 1-0, but that’s about as close as Mauricio Pochettino’s men came.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to the result and performance.
Watching Spurs getting spanked by Dortmund makes you realise that rotating your team rarely works.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) March 10, 2016
It's a valid question: why bother jumping through all the Europa League hoops thrown at us all season only to chuck it in at this point?
— Bankrupt (@bankruptspurs) March 10, 2016
This 'why try to get this far & throw it stuff' is a bit off IMO. Pochettino's played a B team throughout. This is just as far as it gets.
— Charlie Parrish (@charlieparrish) March 10, 2016
How disappointing. You play one of your biggest games in Europe for 5 years, against one of the best teams and you field that team. ?
— Ricky (@RickyTFC) March 10, 2016
First team or not Dortmund are mustard and probably would have done the same damage. Sometimes gotta admit defeat
— Stubbsy (@Stubbsy365) March 10, 2016
Tottenham have a huge prize in their reach. But Poch has got this team wrong regardless of the PL intentions.
— Duncan Wright (@dwright75) March 10, 2016
You are allowed to be critiqued when you get something wrong and today Mauricio Pochettino got it wrong. On to Villa. #COYS
— Hotspur Lane (@HotspurLane) March 10, 2016
Comprehensively outplayed tonight disappointing we didn't start Dembele, Lamela & Kane. Tie over!
— Kenny Palmer (@KennyPalmer) March 10, 2016
Shame. Had a chance to see where we were at and sent out half a team. This resting of players could do more damage than good. Villa next…
— Jay Jaffa (@jayjaffa) March 10, 2016
It's not much fun watching your team get thoroughly outplayed for 90 minutes, is it? Oh well, it hasn't happened often this season!
— Chris Miller (@WindyCOYS) March 10, 2016
Spurs better beat Villa 74-0 on Sunday after tonight
— Ben McAleer (@BenMcAleer1) March 10, 2016
Bye bye Europa League. That was top quality CL performance by Dortmund. No meltdown please, even if our 1st team played we'd been trashed
— Eric Chakma (@EricYid) March 10, 2016
One thing we did learn tonight is that Dortmund are overwhelmingly better than our second string side..
— The Spurs Brain (@TheSpursBrain) March 10, 2016
Dortmund were brilliant tonite and we just weren't good enough! Let's hope the changes made pay off in the league! #COYS
— Rachel Bennett (@RachSpurs) March 10, 2016
Shows how much Poch is prioritising the league.. Must truly believe we can go on and win it!Disappointed though – bring on Sunday.
— James Forster THFC (@TheJamesForster) March 10, 2016
Poch has engineered what's probably the best Spurs team of my lifetime. Not about to start calling him out just for rotating for an EL tie
— Tom Edwards (@tomedwards) March 10, 2016
Some of the ire this evening is way OTT. This is a manager and squad already way ahead of achievement schedule.
— Richard Cracknell (@MrCracknell) March 10, 2016