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HAPPY RETURN?

Posted on 3 August 2006  - 12:00

Dimitar Berbatov is hoping it will be a memorable experience when he returns to Germany in Spurs colours for the pre-season meeting with Borussia Dortmund on Saturday.

Dimitar Berbatov is hoping it will be a memorable experience when he returns to Germany in Spurs colours for the pre-season meeting with Borussia Dortmund on Saturday.

The striker spent five and a half years at Bayer Leverkusen and knows all about what we will be confronted with when we arrive at the Westfalonstadion, an impressive arena that played host to a World Cup semi-final in the summer.

"I know it very well and it will be like going back to the days when I played for Leverkusen," said Dimitar. "It will be a difficult game as Dortmund are a very good team but, if we play like we have during pre-season, we will have opportunities to score and I'm sure we can beat them.

"They have sold Rosicky to Arsenal which is a big minus for them, but they have very strong team unit rather than individuals who are big stars."

The Bulgarian international confirmed, with a little prompting, that the Westfalonstadion has been quite a productive venue for him in the past on the goalscoring front.

"It is not bad! I have not thought about that, but I have scored a couple of goals there and the stadium is fantastic.

"There will be a great atmosphere there and I hope it will be a sell-out like it was here for the Inter game. Every game there is like 80,000 fanatical supporters cheering for their team and it makes it really special when you go there.

"It makes for an excellent game and inspires you to give everything. I hope it will be full, they are playing against Tottenham and we have a very good squad."