He predicted a thriller, though, saying he was a big fan of Leverkusen boss Roger Schimdt.
“I admire him a lot,” added. “I like him a lot for what is he doing at Leverkusen and before at Salzburg.
“I don’t know him personally but I have seen his teams a lot and I like the philosophy and the way his teams play. It will be an exciting game, both teams want to go forward.”
BAYER LEVERKUSEN (4-2-3-1): Leno; Henrichs, Toprak, Tah, Wendell; Aranguiz, Kampl; CalhanoğLu, Mehmedi, Brandt; Hernandez
TOTTENHAM (4-1-4-1): Lloris; Trippier, Dier, Vertonghen, Rose; Wanyama; Lamela, Dembele, Alli, Eriksen; Son.
REFEREE: Cuneyt Cakır (Turkey).