Borussia Dortmund are currently in the middle of a horrible run of games.

There is a feeling of dread, a cloud over the team so to speak. In the end, this will be one of two results. Focus on the Bundesliga or another great Champions League story for a club making a comeback.

Tottenham Hotspur are still not promised Champions League football next year after falling out of the title race in recent weeks.

Spurs have seen standards slipping as losing to Burnley and Chelsea has seen them lose their advantage over the chasing pack for a top four spot.

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The Champions League is the last place Pochettino can look to bring silverware to White Hart Lane; as the club hasn’t seen any this century.

Schmelzer and Piszczek are both out for the match against Tottenham. While Christian Pulisic is a doubt.

“Borussia Dortmund will start aggressively and try to push us to defend deeper, we need to show the same aggression and try to play in our way,” said Mauricio.

“We need to forget the first leg and be focused on trying to beat Borussia Dortmund here. That has to be our approach, to go onto the pitch and not think about the first leg, to be professional and try to win the game.”

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