Borussia Dortmund – Three players Tottenham must watch

Borussia Dortmund have many good young exciting and talented players but ahead of their last sixteen Champions League ties against Tottenham Hotspur, we have prepared a review of three of their key players.

Paco Alcacer – The centre forward is a full Spanish international and has been scoring goals for fun this season.

The Spaniard was on a season-long loan from Barcelona. Dortmund swiftly activated their option to make it permanent barely a third of the way through the season.

Alcacer, who has represented Spain at every level, is intelligent and bright, a master at darting between the lines and moving centre-halves into areas they are not comfortable.

His link-up play, quick feet and eye for a pass make it easier for Dortmund’s other attackers to find space.

Jadon Sancho – it is hard to believe that Sancho is still only 18 years old. The flying winger moved in the summer of 2017 from Manchester City to Dortmund in search of first-team football; his progression has been startling.

Since moving to Germany, Sancho has become a fans favourite, a regular for Dortmund and made his England debut – and it’s not hard to see why.

He has magical feet, beating players with ease and pace, shows maturity on the ball and is scoring and assisting at a rate far higher than you would expect from somebody of his age.

Mario Gotze – A mercurially gifted attacking midfielder, Gotze’s career has been full of breathtaking highs and demoralising lows.

The former Bayern Munich man scored the winner for Germany in the 2014 World Cup final, but then struggled to make an impact at the Bavarian giants.

Gotze looks to be getting back to his best at Dortmund and will be a hard man to shackle for the Tottenham defence.

These are not the only talented Dortmund players. They have the combative Belgian Alex Witsel, who controls the centre of the park for them, and the dynamic Christian Pulisic, who will move to Chelsea next season.

Tottenham must also beware their two flying full-backs in Achraf Hakimi and Raphaël Guerreiro.

Spurs are lucky that Germany international attacker Marco Reus, who is Dortmund’s top scorer this season, will miss tonight’s first leg.