Beating Dortmund can give Tottenham season lift-off in Champions League

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Current holders Real Madrid are also one of Spurs' opponents and are expected to be one of the two teams who progress from Group H.

Tottenham played their home games at Wembley last season but lost to both Bayer Leverkusen and Monaco.

Mauricio Pochettino has described Tottenham's opening Champions League fixture against Borussia Dortmund at Wembley tomorrow night, as "the most important game for us".

And the Argentine has stressed the importance of winning their first match, as they aim to make it out of the group stage, something they failed to do last season.

Borussia Dortmund may be going through a hard period with injuries, presenting continually challenges for new manager Peter Bosz, but there's also some optimism ahead of the Tottenham Hotspur match. Our ambition is to win every game.

In Spain or Italy they prioritise the Champions League rather than the domestic league.


"Last season after the first game against Monaco it was hard to change the dynamic", he said. It will be tough because Dortmund is a great, great team, but our mentality is to try to win and be aggressive from the first ball.

"It was a very painful experience because we could not be at the level we should have been, but today it's not an excuse". We can't think about them too much. Remember - we had to reduce gap to the top-four sides, now we're fighting again to reduce the gap with these type of clubs in the Champions League.

"Everyone is really motivated to show the world that we are a bit better than we were last season".

But two years is a long time and while the hot-topic right now is Tottenham's Wembley curse, it would seem Dortmund have their own to think about.

This post was syndicated from 360Nobs.com.

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