Tottenham's Harry Kane expects 'tough' Borussia Dortmund tie

He admitted to still be thinking about the defeat in last season's Champions League final where defending champions Real Madrid beat Liverpool 3-1 to extend their record to 13 titles.

"That's the team of the hour, the league leaders in England, they are playing really good football, very physical, really stepping it up".

Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic believes the Germans face "the team of the hour" in Liverpool.

We have played Schalke 3 times before during which we have won twice and lost once.

When probed on what City's expectations are in the Champions League this season, the Spaniard gave an honest reponse.

"A very hard match, with few goals", Juve vice-president Pavel Nedved predicted.

"For us, always the Premier League is very important, it is a dream for Manchester City to go through [in the Champions League]", he added. 'Man United that's where they're at, I guess fourth is the best they can get.

As quoted by the club's official website, Neuer said: "They're having a very good season and we know they were in the Champions League final previous year".

Dortmund may be the Bundesliga leaders, but a last-16 appointment with Borussia Dortmund should hold little fear for Tottenham after they won home and away against the Black and Yellows in the group stages of last year's competition.

Real Madrid and Ajax have 17 of those titles, though those two storied clubs have never met in a final. A strong opponent, the chances are fifty-fifty.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho will face no further action on charges of using abusive language following their Premier League win over Newcastle United in October, the English Football Association (FA) said on Monday.

The Argentinian is the bookmakers' hot favourite to take over at Old Trafford following Jose Mourinho's sacking yesterday and former United stalwart Gary Neville added credence to the speculation, saying he would be flawless for the job. I am not sure if a lot of Liverpudlians were there but this time they should go there. 'I think sometimes to just say is not very intelligent, but when you have the potential, you have nothing to hide.

"Last season we may have overachieved, we did really well to get to the final". Borussia Dortmund expects Tottenham Hotspur, Schalke 04, Manchester City awaits. Winning the Champions League has become the old lady's priority though and they should just have enough to get through this huge test.

"Schalke will be hard".

The 16 teams who qualified will be split into two pots, sorted by those who finished first in their group and those who finished second. "Because to say 'we want to win", everyone can say that, but another is to say the potential in a way you have.

"If we start running box-to-box, in that they are the best". The odds are 50-50, but in two months many things could happen.

  • Julie Sanders