Tottenham vs Borussia Dortmund
Spurs have a couple of days rest before they are back in Champions League action.
On Wednesday night at Wembley, Tottenham take on Borussia Dortmund in the last-16.
Tottenham have played Dortmund in European competition recently.
Spurs beat BVB both home and away in the 2017-18 Champions League group.
Mauricio Pochettino complains about Borussia Dortmund’s advantage
Following Sunday’s win against Leicester City, Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino complained about Borussia Dortmund.
Pochettino is upset that BVB have more time to prepare for their European clash when compared to Spurs:
I was saying before about how upset I am. I feel so embarrassed because I can accept to play today if Dortmund play today and then we play Wednesday, but I cannot understand why we’re playing with a massive disadvantage.
Twenty-four hours in this type of competition, the last 16, is a massive disadvantage. It doesn’t mean that we’re not going to compete. For me, I’m going to stop describing the real situation, but I think there is no sense.
It is so difficult to understand why, when we had one week clear to play this game and to schedule it on a different day, and only I am explaining my feelings and how difficult it is to prepare a game when you only have today and then you’re going to need to play.
Then in different things we came from a very tough period. In England it’s a busy period at Christmas. It’s January when clubs in Germany, Spain or Italy enjoy some holidays and rest. That is why if you can be in a similar level, you need to play with the same situation. That is why I feel so disappointed.