Gent director Michel Louwagie reacts to Tottenham Hotspur draw with remarkable comment

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The Belgian side are pleased to be facing the Premier League club.

Tottenham Hotspur will face off against Belgian side KAA Gent in the Europa League in the New year after the draw was concluded earlier today.

It is a fixture that Spurs fans will rightly feel confident about winning. But it is also a fixture that has the Gent technical manager Michel Louwagie very excited – perhaps a little too much so.

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He was speaking after the draw was made, as quoted by Sporza, when he used a rather over-descriptive term to describe how he felt about facing Spurs:

“It was the wet dream of mine and the presidents to play Roma or Tottenham and it worked out.

“This is a Champions League game!”

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Certainly plenty of excitement at Gent’s end then!

He continued to explain why he wanted to face Spurs, highlighting playing at Wembley as a key reason behind his happiness.

He stated:

“We play at Wembley which is also fantastic. All the games I remember in the stadium are heroic. Now we can play there ourselves and that’s something to experience once in your career.

“It’s still special to play against Tottenham so they can showcase themselves on the European stage.”

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Spurs will certainly hope that their opponents do not enjoy facing them at Wembley quite as much as Bayer Leverkusen and AS Monaco did in the Champions League. They both picked up wins at the home of English football – leaving Spurs out of the competition.

Hopefully Louwagie will not have the opportunity to describe his happiness so vividly after the tie with Spurs comes to an end.

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