Borussia Dortmund cemented their status as firm favourites for the Europa League with an impressive 2-1 win over Tottenham at White Hart Lane on Thursday night.
A brace from the in-form Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang won the second leg for Dortmund, who booked their place in the Europa League quarter-final draw with a 5-1 aggregate victory over their Premier League opponents.
After the match, Borussia Dortmund posted a special Facebook message to Tottenham - a real touch of class - and you can see it by scrolling down this page.
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“Thanks for having us, Tottenham Hotspur!” Borussia Dortmund posted, before adding: “All the best in the League! 👋“
The post has received almost 75,000 reactions, over 400 comments and 722 shares even though it’s been on Facebook for less than 10 hours.
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Tuchel praises his players
After the match, Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel paid tribute to his players following their professional display in north London.
"Huge compliments to the team," Tuchel said on Dortmund's official website, per FourFourTwo. "You need a certain attitude if you want to win in England away.
"You need a special power and a special mentality. We have shown that in both games and especially again today.
"The hunger of wanting to win again was clearly shown by us. We deserve this great feeling."
Tuchel makes Tottenham confession
Tuchel, who replaced Jurgen Klopp at Signal Iduna Park, also endeared himself to the Tottenham fans after the match by admitting he sometimes pretended he was a Spurs player when growing up - because he was fascinated by the club’s unique name.
Pochettino challenges Spurs to win title
Tuchel’s counterpart, Mauricio Pochettino, now wants Tottenham to respond from their Europa League exit by winning the Premier League title.
"We are a period now, after eight months, where we start to compete,” the Argentine was quoted as saying by the Mirror.
"We have eight games left in the Premier League , we need to try to win every game.
"We need to start on Sunday. It will be a tough game but we are in a position where we can fight for everything, and we need to try."
Tottenham currently sit second in the Premier League table, five points behind leaders Leicester City, with eight fixtures remaining.
They will be hoping to bounce back from defeat against Dortmund by securing all three points against Bournemouth at White Hart Lane on Sunday.
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