Borussia Dortmund are keen on producing a focused and committed team performance in the return leg against Tottenham Hotspur tomorrow evening, according to Lucien Favre.
Spurs hold a healthy 3-0 advantage heading into the 2nd leg and the Germans reckon they face an enormous task of reducing that lead if they want to qualify.
“We know that it’ll be difficult,” said Lucien Favre of the uphill battle facing his side. Following a 3-0 defeat in the first leg, Borussia Dortmund will now need to record a victory by the same margin over Tottenham in 90 minutes if they are to force extra-time.
A goal from Spurs means Dortmund will need to score five goals and the manager responded: “You never know…”
Captain Marco Reus told the club website: “There have already been some matches at this stadium that have made history. I believe that we’re capable of achieving the impossible.
“We need to believe in it and obviously, we’ll need a top performance, we’ll need to go to our limits if we are to then get the goals in the right moments.
“It goes without saying that it’s important to find the right balance between defense and offense. If they score a goal, then it’ll obviously be very difficult.”
Borussia Dortmund can draw hope from the fact they have scored three goals in each of their home games in 2019: 5-1 vs. Hannover, 3-3 AET vs. Bremen, 3-3 vs. Hoffenheim and 3-2 vs. Leverkusen.
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“What will be important is to keep it tight at the back if they are to get through their fourth Champions League home game of the season without conceding.
“We need to sort it out,” said Favre of the numerous defensive errors committed in recent weeks.
“We mustn’t let in any unnecessary goals. Rather, we’ll need top performance and will have to play intelligently too.” Then “everything’s possible”. Reus announced: “I’m ready. And I’m also ready to go 120 minutes.”