Dortmund coach excited for Spurs clash

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Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel is looking forward to facing Tottenham’s “special manager” Mauricio Pochettino after the two clubs were drawn against each other in the Europa League.

Dortmund are among the favourites to win the competition this season after disposing of Porto 3-0 on aggregate in the last 32, but their director of sport Michael Zorc feels they have been given the hardest possible draw in the next round.

Tottenham will travel to Dortmund for the first leg on Thursday, March 10 with the return match a week later in London.

Tuchel said: “I think it’s a super draw. It’s super tough, but also super attractive.

“We’ve got two exciting games to look forward to and I’m personally really looking forward to meeting a special coach and also the special atmosphere in the second leg at White Hart Lane.”

Spurs eased past Fiorentina in the last round and will also fancy their chances of going all the way to the Basle final.

Zorc added: “They are the toughest team we could have got, but of course it is also an extremely attractive tie.”

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  1. The footballing gods have been up to mischief for the next round of the Europa League. If you're an English club it is hard to imagine a worse draw for the next round of matches. Two English clubs face each other (Man U + Liverpool) and Spurs get favourites Dortmund. I didn't see the draw and I have to assume it was all above board, but if you didn't like the idea of English clubs progressing and you had the capacity to influence the draw ……? Well, let's hope Spurs do Dortmund and hope they don't get drawn with the winner of Man U/Liverpool next round!


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