FANS love “hipster” Borussia Dortmund manager Lucien Favre after he first-bumped Spurs boss Maurico Pochetino. Favre and his Dortmund side play Spu
FANS love “hipster” Borussia Dortmund manager Lucien Favre after he first-bumped Spurs boss Maurico Pochetino.
Favre and his Dortmund side play Spurs at Wembley Stadium in the first leg of the Champions League Last 16.
Cameras caught the moment Favre opted for a first-bump to Pochetino instead of a handshake.
While some fans joked about Favre being a “hipster” – the Dortmund boss had missed his sides last game against Werder Bremen due to illness.
Several Dortmund players have suffered through a virus this month and Favre seemed keen not to pass his illness onto Pochettino.
Whether the Dortmund boss was being a trendy 61-year-old, or looking out for Pochettino’s best interests – Twitter loved the fist-bump.
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One said: “Lucien “The Hipster Coach” Favre.”
Another said: “He is a really nice guy with always huge respect to other coaches! He just not want to risk that Pochettino also get sick.”
One added: “Favre giving Pochettino a fist-bumb instead of a handshake because he doesn’t want him to get ill as well was so damn precious.”
Another added: “Look at good guy Favre not getting germs on Pochettino by going for the fist bump.”
Spurs come into the game without Harry Kane or Deli Alli – leaving Christian Eriksen, Lucas Moura and Son Heung-min leading the line.
Dortmund too are without key players as forward Marco Reus and striker Paco Alcácer are ruled out with injury.
However, the German league leaders do have England star Jadon Sancho and Chelsea loanee Christian Pulisic in attack at Wembley.
Pulisic signed for the Blues last month- though he will link up with his new club next season, remaining at Dortmund until this campaign is over.