Gent’s managing director has hysterically described being drawn against Tottenham Hotspur in the Europa League as a ‘wet dream’.
Michel Louwagie spoke to Belgian media outfit Sporza after his side had been pulled out of the hat to take on Mauricio Pochettino’s men in the last-32 round of the continental tournament on Monday, with his humorous reaction to the draw leaving many football fans suitably amused.
Louwagie has been concerned that Gent would not be handed a tantalising clash with a big name in the first stage of the knockout rounds but, after being picked to face Spurs, the 60-year-old was so elated he got carried away.
He said: “We feared we would draw a Turkish opponent. It was the wet dream of mine and the president to get either Roma or Tottenham.
“This is like a Champions League game. We will play at Wembley, which is fantastic. Every game in that stadium is an epic. Now we can play there, and that is something you want to experience once in your career.”
Tottenham entered the Europa League after finishing third in the Champions League group stages, while Gent secured their passage to the last-32 after they pipped Portuguese outfit Braga to second place in group H.