Spurs will play their quarter-final first-leg on 9 or 10 April, with the return leg on 16 or 17 April - and Pochettino believes the club could be in their new £1bn stadium by then. "I need to apologise to him and all of the officials".
"To move to the next level or the last level, I think it is not only today to show a very professional performance", Pochettino told reporters.
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"We knew one goal would kind of kill the game off but they were going to keep attacking and pushing players forward".
"The mentality was good and I'm so happy for the players and the fans".
It is fair to say Lloris has attracted criticism at times this season for costly errors, but he was at the top of his game on Tuesday, particularly in the first half when he thwarted Gotze, Sancho, Weigl and Alcacer.
In his next press conference, Poch said: "My behaviour was public and now I want to apologise in a public way too". Of course we conceded more chances but that is football.
Pochettino lists scheduling problems as one of a number of issues that have hampered his side this season, including ongoing delays to their stadium, a crippling injury list and no signings for over a year.
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"It's important we get to the quarter-final after reaching this stage previous year". If the Englishman got the victor tonight, however, it was Lloris's string of first-half saves to prevent Dortmund breaking the deadlock that won the tie. The discussion looked cordial but as Pochettino was walking away, he turned around angrily as if incensed by a remark from the referee.
The Argentinian is demanding that his side go on the front foot against Lucien Favre's side.
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"It's a massive achievement for the team".
"It's going to be tough".
"We have to work to shoot and finish more often".
Spurs will be without Dele Alli (hamstring) and Kieran Tripper, with both staying in London.
The club also confirmed that there are some concerns over Harry Winks, who was replaced after 55 minutes in Dortmund, and he will be assessed before a decision is made on his inclusion in the squad.