Thomas Tuchel: Borussia Dortmund stronger after bus attack
Apr 20 2017
And perhaps we win that match 3-0.
Marc Bartra was injured in the shocking attack on the team bus before last Wednesday's first leg, but is targeting a return to action within a month after undergoing surgery on his wrist.
Dortmund's chances of reaching the semi-finals are boosted by the presence of German worldwide star Marco Reus.
His fiery pace and ridiculous power had the Dortmund players shivering in their boots and it would be a great surprise if Thomas Tuchel's side didn't attempt to shut him out the game completely.
Dortmund made a good contest of the first leg despite exponential odds and scored two crucial goals to lower the deficit through Ousmane Dembele and Shinji Kagawa in the second half.
Benjamin Mendy, who has been reportedly getting Premier League transfer offers, will also join the squad after missing the first leg. Djibril Sidibe is still hospitalised with appendicitis, which might be a bit problematic for Leonardo Jardim, with three key men missing. The Spaniard is a big miss for Dortmund, who are not blessed with a huge amount of top quality defenders. "My team is used to playing a certain way and that will not change". "We want to maintain that momentum".
That's by virtue of scoring home and away against Dortmund in the quarter-finals, as he did against Manchester City in the last 16.
"Our heads need certainly to be focused on tomorrow's match, we're 90 minutes to the Champions League semifinals but that's accurate for our adversaries as well". We're the team that's played the most games in all of Europe.
"I'm a part of this helpful process, and it's a joy to see how much the players talk to each other and respect each other's emotions", Tuchel said.
Subscribers can also watchMonaco v Dortmund in full after its conclusion at their leisure via the enhanced video player either here or in the Champions League section of the BT Sport app. "We're thinking about something else, we're not all stuck at home", he said.
"In Monaco, they sometimes play with four attacking players at the same time".
Borussia Dortmund head to Monaco with the task of overturning a 3-2 first leg deficit it what is set to be a hard night for the Germans.
Coach Luis Enrique has stated that Barcelona will try to score five goals against the Italian giants.
The burly Greece centre-back made 17 tackles, launched a string of counter-attacks and won 76 per cent of his challenges on Saturday.