Bare-chested Tottenham stars flaunt ban on dressing room selfies after beating Borussia Dortmund after Mauricio Pochettino told them to put cameras away until they won a trophy
- Tottenham celebrated their win over Borussia Dortmund all over social media
- But Mauricio Pochettino banned his players from taking dressing room selfies
- He wanted his players to leave the celebrations until they won a trophy
- Harry Kane goal sealed Spurs’ place in Champions League quarter-finals
Tottenham’s players marked reaching the quarter-finals of the Champions League on Tuesday night by plastering their celebrations over social media.
Jan Vertonghen shared a dressing rooms selfie alongside Erik Lamela, Michel Vorm and Eric Dier, while Serge Aurier posted some snaps on an Instagram story.
The Spurs players celebrated after Harry Kane’s solitary strike sealed victory in Germany and a 4-0 aggregate rout of Borussia Dortmund.
Tottenham’s players celebrate in the dressing room after beating Borussia Dortmund
Serge Aurier poses with Moussa Sissoko as Spurs revel in their European victory in Germany
Aurier posed with midfielder Moussa Sissoko and goalkeeper Hugo Lloris as Spurs reached the last eight of the competition for the first time since 2011.
But the scenes contrast sharply with the warning shot their way by manager Mauricio Pochettino barely three months ago.
On that occasion Tottenham were on the receiving end after Arsenal shared their dressing room celebrations following a 4-2 north London derby win at the Emirates Stadium in December.
Pochettino banned his players from doing the same until they won a trophy, but that warning has seemingly gone unheeded by Vertonghen.
Aurier celebrates with goalkeeper Hugo Lloris after the 4-0 aggregate win over Dortmund
Aurier shared a picture of Jan Vertonghen and Eric Dier in contemplation in the dressing room
The scenes came after Mauricio Pochettino had banned his players from dressing room selfies
The boss said at the time: ‘Obviously if you win a trophy like I did when I was a player, it is time to celebrate.
‘Of course, show the fans you are happy, it’s fantastic — but when you win something special.
‘I accept people need it. It is how you feed your ego and I accept it is a new world. But I am of the older generation and, personally, I don’t like them.
‘This is my mentality. I accept new technology but I try to keep a bit of that away.
‘I love to celebrate the things with your team-mates but I love to celebrate in private and not make it public.’
Pochettino made the outburst in December after Arsenal triumphed in the north London derby