Axel Witsel looks Wednesday night (21h00) his fellow Red Devils Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld in the eyes in the heenwedstrijd of the eighth finals of the Champions League between Tottenham Hotspur and Borussia Dortmund. Witsel wanted to advance not to have said that Tottenham is a favorite.
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The midfielder was asked whether he is the Premier League, where Tottenham are currently third state, as the strongest league in the world weighed. “No,” was Whitewash clear. “I think the Premier League as a whole is not stronger than the Bundesliga. The Premier League is worldwide, just more ‘hyping’. For historical reasons, orient the international media to focus more on the Premier League, than in for example the Bundesliga, Serie A or Ligue 1. The league is in a lot more countries will be broadcasted on tv and so many people that competition is better. I however, see no distinction in the qualities of the teams.”
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Witsel and co miss Wednesday night in London with captain Marco Reus (adductors) their arguably most important player. “It is a real shame that Marco with an injury the heenwedstrijd should miss”, approved Whitewash. “I think that in the past six months the best player in the German league. He is already seventeen goals and eleven assists (all competitions together, red.). We can him difficult to miss.” Dortmund miss Wednesday next Giant also Paco Alcacer (shoulder), Lukasz Piszczek (heel) and Julian Weigl (ill).
Also opponent Tottenham is far from complete. The Spurs miss with Dele Alli (thigh) and topschutter Harry Kane (ankle) two key players.