Former German captain described it as a fantastic tie.
The Europa League draw threw up a couple of outstanding ties, with Tottenham v Dortmund potentially the tie of the round.
Manchester United v Liverpool will create more headlines in England, but in Germany there is excitement about the other big fixture.
German World Cup winner Lothar Mattheus reacted on Twitter to Tottenham drawing Borussia Dortmund, and can't wait for the fixture.
Mattheus played for Dortmund's rivals Bayern Munich, as well as spending four years at Inter Milan.
Tottenham are one of Europe's form teams, and this is a game which could yet be repeated in the Champions League next season.
Spurs are sitting comfortably in the top four, while Dortmund under new manager Thomas Tuchel are in second place, eight points off leaders Bayern.
Tottenham beat Fiorentina to qualify for the last 16 of the competition, while Dortmund saw off equally stiff opponents, beating FC Porto over two legs.