Tottenham vs Dortmund : continue their Champions League campaign when Borussia Dortmund visit Wembley in the last-16 first leg on Wednesday.Spurs will hand a late fitness test to Danny Rose ahead of the clash. Rose suffered a wound to his shin in Sunday’s win over Leicester and will be assessed.
== MATCH INFO ==
Team : Tottenham vs Dortmund
Date : Wednesday,13 February
Start Time : 03:00 Pm Et
Harry Kane (ankle), Dele Alli (hamstring) and Ben Davies (groin) are all injured but Eric Dier (virus) and Erik Lamela (back spasm) are fit.Provisional squad: Lloris, Gazzaniga, Trippier, Alderweireld, Aurier, Sanchez, Rose, Dier, Walker-Peters, Sissoko, Foyth, Winks, Moura, Eriksen, Skipp, Son, Lamela, Llorente.
Tottenham will be without an out-and-out left-back as Danny Rose has been deemed not fit enough to start so it looks as if centre-back Jan Vertonghen will have to play there. That is more than likely going to see him up against Jadon Sancho, who has been giving Bundesliga defenders nightmares all
season. How the 31-year-old, who is not known for his explosive pace, is going to get on against the teenager is a fascinating battle and could be one of the keys to the outcome of the game.Mauricio Pochettino called it from an early point, but there was still a sliver of hope that Harry Kane might have been fit enough to make the bench for Tottenham given his recovery from an ankle injury has gone better than expected. Kane is back in training and looked to be
moving well on social media videos he has posted over the last couple of weeks, though when he did not appear during the 15-minute open session at Hotspur Way on Tuesday morning the writing was on the wall. Dele Alli, who is also back in training, is not fit enough either, but both are expected to make it for the second leg.Son Heung-min has stepped into the limelight in the
absence of Kane and Alli and Spurs will again be looking to him at Wembley. The South Korean has bagged 10 goals in his last 11 matches, including three in three which has helped Spurs to nine Premier League points. Son, who used to play in the Bundesliga for Bayer Leverkusen, has happy memories of playing Dortmund. He scored in both matches against them in last season’s Champions League group stages as part of a run of eight goals in 10 matches against the German side, and he particularly terrorised them at Wembley last season. Spurs will be desperate for more of the same.