Tottenham v Borussia Dortmund: Probable Starting Line-ups – Sahin & Gundogan likely to start

Tottenham take on Borussia Dortmund in the Europa League Last 16 first-leg tie at the Westfalenstadion.

Spurs and Dortmund both go into the game as second placed sides in their respective leads with both still having a shot at winning their domestic league title.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is expected to rotate his side and will be without the suspended Dele Alli as well as Kyle Walker and Danny Rose.

Pochettino will definitely be without centre-back Jan Vertonghen and Clinton N’Jie due to injury.

Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel is expected to field a strong side and could give Turkish intentional Nuri Sahin a starting role. Germany international of Turkish origin Ilkay Gundogan is almost certain to start in midfield against Spurs.

Tuchel will be hoping recent speculation linking Gundogan with a move to Manchester City has not disrupted the team.

“I don’t really know [if he will stay], I know what we can offer him and if that’s enough for him to stay then so be it,” Tuchel said in his pre-match press conference.

“We are all looking forward to next season, we are planning and we speak to advisors, it’s part of the job we do. 

“He knows why he’s here, what he’s doing and how he can develop even further and progress with Dortmund.”

Tottenham v Borussia Dortmund

Stadium: Westfalenstadion

Kick-Off: 20:00 GMT

Tottenham possible XI: Lloris; Trippier, Alderweireld, Wimmer, Davies; Dier, Mason; Son, Eriksen, Lamela; Kane.

Manager: Mauricio Pochettino

Borussia Dortmund possible XI: Burki; Piszczek , Bender, Hummels; Durm, Weigl, Gundogan, Schmelzer; Mkhitaryan, Aubameyang, Reus.

Manager:  Thomas Tuchel