Tuchel ready for anything at Spurs

‘So we need to be prepared and it’s maybe better not to expect too much because nobody knows what is going to happen. We need to be fully aware of everything and we need to adapt to the situations that happen to us on the pitch.

‘Anything can happen in football, we want to make it happen on our side. If problems or obstacles occur, it’s our duty to respond, to show reactions and this is what we do. I’m very sure that everybody knows we play a very important match in a derby against Tottenham, a big stadium, a big club and a very competitive coach on the other side. So we need our best level.’

The German also doesn’t foresee complacency due to our two-goal advantage becoming an issue for his players, as he knows them well enough to trust that their winning mentality and desire to succeed will guard against it, especially in a semi-final.

‘Of course we want to control the match and try to attack as much as possible. We had a very good match in the first leg but it’s over, it’s the past, and we expect the best possible Tottenham side. We prepared in the best possible manner for the first match, we will do this again and then we have to be spot on tomorrow, forget the first game, forget the first result and do it again.

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