'I believe' - Heung-Min Son previews BVB
Tue 12 February 2019, 18:52|Tottenham Hotspur
Belief is key for Heung-Min Son as we take on the best of the Bundesliga in the Champions League.
Top in Germany having lost once all season, Borussia Dortmund are in London for our Round of 16, first leg at Wembley on Wednesday night (8pm). The second leg follows at Signal Iduna Park on Tuesday 5 March.
In-form Sonny has every reason to relish this tie. He’s scored in our last three wins against Watford, Newcastle and Leicester, 10 in his last 11 in all competitions and more importantly, eight goals already in his career against Borussia Dortmund – five during his time in the Bundesliga with Hamburg and Bayer Leverkusen, three for us in the Europa League and last season’s Champions League group matches. That included the winner in Dortmund to secure top spot in our group last November.
“It’s amazing to play Champions League again, especially when we remember how difficult it was in the group stage to get to the last 16,” said Sonny, referring to ‘mission impossible’, where we recovered from taking one point in our opening three matches to qualify for the last 16.
“At this level, these are always very tough games and we don’t want to focus on the other team, we have to focus on ourselves. We have to believe we can do it. I believe in myself and I believe in my team-mates. I’m ready to go and we are ready to go.”
Reflecting on his record against BVB, Sonny couldn’t put his finger on why he’s been so prolific against Die Schwarzgelben.
“I don’t know! Borussia Dortmund are one of the best teams in Germany, they are top of the table right now and it’s a special thing for me to play against them,” he added.
“It’s always been an honour to play against them, especially as I’ve won most times! It’s always great to win against such a big team. That doesn’t matter though, it is history and I just want to focus on this game.
“Football changes so quickly. Last season in the group stage they were still a great side but they’ve improved, they are even better than last season. It will be a very good game and I’m so excited to play against them again.”