Ray Wilkins makes a bold claim about Tottenham

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Ray Wilkins suggests that Tottenham Hotspur can get the better of Borussia Dortmund and progress in the Europa League.

Former Chelsea and Manchester United midfielder Ray Wilkins suggested on the Matchday Live with Fletch & Sav show on BT Sport 2 on Sunday morning (broadcast from 11am, March 13) that Tottenham Hotspur can progress to the quarter-finals of the Europa League this season.

Tottenham will take on Bundesliga outfit Borussia Dortmund at home in the second leg of the last-16 tie on Thursday evening.

The first leg in Germany ended in a 3-0 win for Dortmund, who will be favourites to go through.

Former Queens Park Rangers and Rangers midfielder Wilkins believes that there is a chance that Tottenham could stage a comeback in the second leg and progress further in the Europa League.

The former England international gave the example of United coming from three goals down at half time to win 5-3 against Spurs at White Hart Lane in the Premier League in September 2001.

"3-0 is not finished," said Wilkins on the Matchday Live with Fletch & Sav show on BT Sport 2 on Sunday morning (broadcast from 11am, March 13).

"I will go back a few years. (Manchester United were) 3-0 down at Tottenham, at White Hart Lane with 45 minutes to play. They were 3-0 down at half time, they came back and beat them 5-3."

While in football everything is possible, it is very unlikely that Tottenham will be able to overcome a three-goal deficit.

Dortmund are a very strong team, and coach Thomas Tuchel will field his best available players at White Hart Lane on Thursday evening.

Spurs head coach Mauricio Pochettino may do the same, but that is still not going to be enough.

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