Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang admits that his failed move to Tottenham in 2012 provides “extra motivation” for him.
Aubameyang will lead the line for Borussia Dortmund when the two sides meet at Wembley on Wednesday.
Tottenham and Dortmund met each other as recently as March 2016, when the latter were 5-1 victors on aggregate in a Europa League last-16 tie.
Aubameyang scored three goals across both legs, and says that Tottenham’s failure to sign him in 2012 will still provide “extra motivation”.
“Of course, this is once again an extra motivation,” he told Bild.
“In 2016 we progressed past Spurs in the Europa League and I scored three goals in the tie. Of course I want to meet them again.
“[Back in 2012] I was in Tottenham at the time, looked at the stadium and the training ground and we talked. But after that, no one stepped forward to see me.”
Aubameyang discussed his “weird” negotiations with the north London club ahead of that Europa League clash last year.
“If Spurs ever came back in me for me, I’d say no,” the striker admitted.
“In the end everything became a bit weird, I didn’t really like the way things were done.”