Mkhitaryan surprised by Dortmund scoreline

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Thomas Tuchel’s side will head into the second leg of their Europa League last-16 tie against Spurs in high spirits after winning the opener by three goals to nil

Henrikh Mkhitaryan admits he never imagined Borussia Dortmund would beat Tottenham so convincingly in the Europa League on Thursday, according to

Dortmund put one foot in the quarter-finals thanks to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s first-half opener and Marco Reus’ double against a second-string Tottenham side at Signal Iduna Park.

Tottenham coach Mauricio Pochettino made seven changes to his team with regular first-teamers Harry Kane, Erik Lamela and Kyle Walker among those named on the bench.

But despite Spurs naming a heavily-changed outfit, Mkhitaryan was still surprised by the scoreline and feels the tie is far from over heading to White Hart Lane.

“It was an incredible game for our fans and us,” the Armenia international told

“We couldn’t imagine that we were going to win 3-0 because we had analysed Tottenham and we know they have been doing well in the Premier League and Europe League. So we had been expecting a tough game.

“I thought the first half was like that but in the second half it changed a little bit because we made the most of our chances.

“But we have one more game. In 90 minutes anything is possible.”

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