Kevin looking forward to 'a new game'
17 March 2016|Tottenham Hotspur
Kevin Wimmer says we have to forget about last week’s defeat and start from scratch in a bid to outscore Borussia Dortmund this evening (Thursday, March 17).
The Bundesliga giants come to White Hart Lane in pole position to reach the quarter-finals of the Europa League, having triumphed 3-0 at home in the first leg of our round of 16 tie seven days ago.
Former 1. FC Köln defender Kevin, who has prior experience of facing Dortmund from his own time in Germany, know we have a huge task on our hands if we’re to progress to the competition’s last eight.
But with home advantage on our side this evening, Kevin wants us to make sure we play our usual attacking brand of football from the off – and see where it gets us.
“Tonight is a new match and we start again,” said the 23-year-old, who once again played alongside Toby Alderweireld in the heart of our defence in the first leg.
“Of course it will be very difficult for us to turn the tie around but all of the players will be trying their best.
“From the beginning of the game we have to put pressure on Dortmund, take some risks and, if we get chances, we have to take them. Football can be a strange game sometimes and if you can get on top in a match, you can take control.
“We have a good mentality throughout the squad and we believe in each other. If we play as well as we know we can, who knows what could happen.”
Read more from Kevin in tonight’s official matchday programme – on sale from a number of locations around the stadium and from the Spurs Megastore, priced at £3.50. Sample it for free with our 12-page online preview edition now.