Spurs defender comments on Twitter after Europa League draw

Tottenham Hotspur defender Jan Vertonghen takes to Twitter after his club are drawn against Borussia Dortmund in the Europa League.


Tottenham Hotspur defender Jan Vertonghen has suggested on social media that he is delighted with his side being drawn against Borussia Dortmund in the Europa League.


After recording a 4-1 aggregate victory over Fiorentina, Spurs faced 15 possibilities ahead of the next stage, including Premier League rivals Manchester United and Liverpool.


However, the North London were drawn alongside the Bundesliga giants, who are considered favourites for the competition by the majority of bookmakers.


Despite the task facing his team, Vertonghen does not seem fazed by a meeting with Thomas Tuchel's side.

The 28-year-old had previously asked his Twitter followers who they would like to play in the last 16, but he claimed that a meeting with another English side would be "awkward".

Liverpool and United were paired to play each other to guarantee English representation in the quarter-finals, but Spurs will be hoping that they can ensure that Premier League clubs make up a quarter of the last-eight draw.

While Vertonghen was quick to react to the draw, he will play no part in either fixture against Dortmund as he continues to recover from a knee injury sustained against Crystal Palace at the end of January.

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