Thomas Tuchel likens Tottenham Hotspur to a German team, says Mauricio Pochettino has team united

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The Borussia Dortmund boss is a big fan of Tottenham Hotspur.

Tottenham Hotspur comfortably dispatched of difficult opposition in the last round of the UEFA Europa League, beating Fiorentina 4-1 on aggregate in an impressive two-legged performance.

Spurs have been drawn against Borussia Dortmund and it will be a tough fixture against one of Europe's best.

They have been revitalised under the management of former Jurgen Klopp understudy Thomas Tuchel - but he is under no illusions about the difficult he faces against Spurs.

He has been speaking about the Premier League side this week and admits that Dortmund have a fight on their hands.

He is quoted by Sportal as stating:

"We are very much impressed with their season so far.

"Pochettino has turned Spurs into a united team.

"They are full of energy, aggressive, press high up the pitch and win a lot of balls inside the opponents' half.

"They have the best goal difference in the Premier League, score more goals than any other team and concede fewer. They are very intense and compact. And they have some great individual players. They deserve to be where they are in the Premier League."

He even went on to suggest that Spurs are a lot like a Bundesliga team in their style of play:

"Spurs remind me a bit of a German team. A lot of their characteristics can be seen in German teams as well. They want to win the ball high on the pitch, are very compact, press high and defend as a unit, with their attackers also chiming in. That's pretty unique in England."

That is a valid point. Tottenham do play a similar style to what is prevalent in the Bundesliga. They press high up the pitch and counter-attack with pace.

Dortmund play a similar way so it this fixture should prove an intriguing clash.

The first leg takes place in Germany this Thursday, with Tottenham welcoming Dortmund to London in a weeks time.

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