Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has returned to the Borussia Dortmund squad ahead of their UEFA Champions League (UCL) game with Tottenham Hotspur at the Signa Iduna Park on Tuesday night.
The Gabonese international missed Friday’s 2-1 defeat to VfB Stuttgart in the German Bundesliga as punishment for being late for training and also shooting an unauthorised video at the club’s training ground.
Borussia Dortmund face elimination to the second tier, UEFA Europa League (UEL), and will need APOEL Nicosia to avoid defeat against champions Real Madrid while they beat Tottenham to keep their last 16 qualification hopes alive.
In the same vein, Tottenham left-back Danny Rose is in contention to start against Dortmund after missing the weekend’s 2-0 loss to Arsenal in the North London Derby.
Rose was left out of the squad for the Arsenal game however Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is adamant that there are no problems with the England international amidst transfer links to Manchester United.
He has started two games for his team this season since he recovered from a long-term knee injury.
Speaking ahead of the Dortmund game, Pochettino told reporters to stop making assumptions about the situation. In his words, he said: “I think you are trying to find some issue that is not an issue.”
“We analysed the player and we said to the player that we believed it was better to play another player, and [Rose] needed to wait [against Arsenal].
“But he’s doing well. He’s going to train with the group and on Tuesday we will decide if he will play.” he concluded.