Dortmund's United States midfielder Christian Pulisic (left) and Tottenham Hotspur's Ivorian defender Serge Aurier battle for the ball during the Uefa Champions League first leg match at Wembley Stadium on Wednesday night.
Fernando Llorente made it 3-0 just three minutes later from a corner, leaving Borussia Dortmund with a mountain to climb in the second leg.
Tottenham Hotspur's South Korean striker Son Heung-Min (R) shoots to score the opening goal past Dortmund's Swiss goalkeeper Roman Buerki (L) during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Borussia Dortmund at Wembley Stadium in London on February 13, 2019.
Having been let off the hook after a potentially game-changing error by Foyth, Spurs did not pick up from there and continued their wobbly form for nearly the entirety of the first half. Harry Kane or Dele Alli are very important for us but we have players who can come in and do well.
"But after we fixed some problems, showing them some clips at half-time and talking a little about different positions - offensive and defensive - and trying to help the team to perform better". 'He was fantastic again. 'My players are heroes. "We need to go to Dortmund with the idea to win". He smiles and he creates energy in every single game.
"They looked very strong and had the better of the game but in the second half we were able to turn it around", he told BT Sport.
"Always when you play in this type of competition against a very good side like Dortmund it is hard", said the Argentine. But Tottenham's manager played down the success of his tactics. After a tough first-half, the Belgian laid on Son's goal with a precision cross before banging home a volley of his own. It was an awesome result and the players deserve massive praise but we need to think that it's going to be tough to play over there.
"I wanted to sign him from Man City when he wasn't getting games", Wenger said.