What Wimmer wants

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Tottenham defender Kevin Wimmer knows his side face an uphill task if they are to progress in the Europa League after a 3-0 humbling in the last-16 first-leg tie at Borussia Dortmund.

Fielding a weakened team that saw Harry Kane left on the bench, Spurs were given a schooling by the Bundesliga side, who cantered to victory thanks to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s first-half strike and a double from Marco Reus after the break.

It leaves Spurs needing to rout Dortmund in the return leg in a week’s time and Wimmer knows the severity of his side’s plight.

“It would be very good for us tonight if we would have scored one goal at least, now we have to score three at least at White Hart Lane,” Wimmer told BT Sport 2.

“Maybe if we put a lot of pressure on them from the beginning and score an early goal you never know what might happen.

“We all know it is going to be very, very tough. It is going be very tough for us to turn this around.”

Borussia Dortmund head coach Thomas Tuchel, who replaced Jurgen Klopp in June, added: “It’s hard to play against us in this situation, at home. You have to suffer and we made Tottenham suffer. We appreciate our performance.

“I am very happy so far and I am sure we will need everything again at White Hart Lane. We have to do our job again.”

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