Borussia Dortmund coach Edin Terzic is excited by the prospect of facing former BVB heroes Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Christian Pulisic after they drew Chelsea in the Champions League.
Dortmund finished second to Manchester City in Group G of the Champions League, and were subsequently handed a tie against Graham Potter’s Blues in Monday’s last-16 draw.
The first leg – set for February 15 at Signal Iduna Park – will see Aubameyang and Pulisic return to their old club, for whom the Gabon striker scored 98 Bundesliga goals in a prolific five-year stint.
Asked about the draw at a press conference on Monday, Terzic said: “With Chelsea, a top team from England awaits us.
“With Aubameyang and Pulisic, they have players that were with us up until a few years ago.
“I am also close friends with the coach Graham Potter. I’m looking forward to seeing him again. But we won’t play them now, but in February.
“Until then, there is a lot to do, so much homework to do, but we definitely look forward to those games.
“Attractive opponents like this are what we expect from the Champions League, and we will try to progress to the next round.”
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Meanwhile, Chelsea’s director of football operations David Barnard is relieved they will not be facing former Dortmund striker Erling Haaland, who has made a flying start to life in England with Manchester City.
“We’re looking forward to playing Dortmund because this will be the first time that we’ve come across them in the Champions League, it will be interesting from that point of view,” he said.
“They played in the City group, as you know, and hopefully we’ll get some inside knowledge from City on this particular one. At least Haaland is not playing for Dortmund on this occasion.
“We’ve obviously got Pierre going back to one of his old clubs, so we are looking forward to it.”
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