Jermaine Jenas on whether Spurs can win the Champions League

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur are firmly in the driving seat going into the second leg against Borussia Dortmund this evening after they thrashed the Germans 3-0 at Wembley in the first leg.

Spurs who are one of the four English clubs remaining in the competition are huge favourites to progress to the quarter-finals along with Manchester City who beat Schalke 3-2 in Germany in the first leg.

Meanwhile, Liverpool’s tie against Bayern Munich is pretty evenly poised as the sides played out a goalless draw in the first leg while Man Utd have their work cut out to qualify for the next round, needing to overturn a 2-0 deficit against PSG.

Former Tottenham midfielder Jermaine Jeans has insisted that Tottenham are just as likely to win the competition as City are, as the league leaders will have to think about multiple competitions while Spurs can afford to solely focus on the Champions League.

Speaking to the Daily Star, Jenas said, “People keep asking me about City and doing the quadruple, and I put Spurs’ chances of winning this competition almost parallel to that. They’ve got so much to do to get all the trophies – Spurs can almost fully focus on the Champions League.

“Now, with this year, and the way the Champions League is set out, there isn’t actually an outright favourite to go an win it, no-one’s really, you’re looking at everyone and earlier on in the competition I was thinking Juve just because of the size of the squad that they’ve got, added the main man to that (Ronaldo), then I saw Barcelona come to town (at Wembley) and I thought they’re going to be a problem.

“But no-one can find that bit of form, and even probably the competition’s most feared side, Liverpool, just don’t look like their old selves at the minute. So in my opinion, that opens itself up for Tottenham to be a contender for the competition, definitely.”

Jenas also said that if Liverpool and Spurs drew each other in the next round, he expected the tie to be a pretty evenly contested one.

He added: “When Liverpool came to town earlier in the season, they taught Spurs a harsh lesson.

“Any team that goes to Anfield and gets any type of result is doing well – as we saw with Bayern. That was the type of performance you have to produce at Liverpool. On European nights, they seem to find something extra – bosh!

“When I was playing for Tottenham, we had a similar feeling at White Hart Lane, and they have had big moments at Wembley against Real Madrid, Barcelona, Dortmund. But if they drew Liverpool over two legs? They wouldn’t be favourites.”

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