Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has revealed that he is especially determined to score against Tottenham Hotspur in that Champions League tonight after his proposed move to the North London club broke down in 2012.
Aubameyang, who then played for Saint-Etienne, was left frustrated after being unable to join Tottenham and will be aiming to find the net at Wembley tonight.
Aubameyang told BILD: “I was at Tottenham back then, had a tour of the stadium and the training ground. We held talks.
“But after that nobody contacted me again. That’s definitely extra motivation for me on Wednesday.”
The Gabon international scored three goals against Tottenham across the two games that he played against them in the Europa League in 2016 and wants to inflict further misery upon Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
He said: “I want to score again.”
Kane vs Aubameyang: battle of the Golden Boot winners
Aubameyang won the Bundesliga golden boot last season with 31 goals and tonight he is set to face Tottenham’s Harry Kane, who won the Premier League golden boot for 2016/17 after finding the net on 29 occasions.
Kane was full of praise for Aubameyang but stated that he doesn’t see many similarities in terms of playing style between himself and the Dortmund forward.
As reported by ESPN, Kane said: “He’s a fantastic striker. He scores goals, makes good runs in behind.
“I’d say we’re different strikers, we’re not too similar, but he’s obviously had a fantastic last four or five years and hopefully I can maintain the goal-scoring record and I’m sure he will as well.”
Tottenham will be eager to impress tonight as they aim to improve on last season’s dismal Champions League campaign, which saw them exit the competition at the group stages.