Dortmund and Chelsea meet in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg on Wednesday 15 February.
Dortmund’s Edin Terzić and Chelsea’s Graham Potter studied together for their UEFA Pro coaching licence in 2018, but their friendship may be tested when their sides meet in the round of 16.
The Blues have had some disappointing results over the winter, but Terzić is hoping his former study buddy can turn things around: “I know Graham well and really like him. I have my fingers crossed for him for every game — with the exception of the two against us.”
What the coaches say
Edin Terzić, Dortmund coach: “We need at least one win from the two legs to reach the next round and that will certainly be a little easier at home with the euphoria of 80,000 fans. I can sense the anticipation in everyone involved. It’s not easy to analyse the tie. Chelsea have lost a few players and brought in key players. You don’t know exactly how they will line up here. As ever, though, we must focus on ourselves.”
Graham Potter, Chelsea coach: “It’s the knockout stage of the Champions League, the pinnacle of the game. We’re all looking forward to the match and understand the challenge that awaits us. We’re really excited about it. They are a really organised team that attack well and play well.”
Dortmund: Kobel; Ryerson, Süle, Schlotterbeck, Guerreiro; Salih Özcan, Bellingham; Adeyemi, Reus, Brandt; Haller
Chelsea: Kepa; James, Silva, Chalobah, Cucurella; Enzo Fernández, Kovačić; João Félix, Mount, Mudryk; Havertz
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