Last weekend was ideal from Tottenham.
Drawn against Dortmund in the last 16, Spurs were ripped apart in each leg, losing 3-0 in Germany and then 1-2 at home, knocked out 5-1 on aggregate before Dortmund were beaten by Liverpool in the quarter-final.
Christian Eriksen, the heartbeat of this Spurs side will have to up his game as the Dane makes a bid to establish himself as a world-class playmaker.
Spurs, by contrast, haven't won at Wembley - their temporary home for a year while White Hart Lane is being redeveloped - so far this season, continuing their worrying trend from last campaign where they struggled at the Home of Football in the Champions League and Europa League.
The Spurs boss said the opening match in Group H between the two sides expected to contest second place behind reigning champions Real Madrid would demonstrate whether his team were finally ready to shine on the European stage. "That's the beauty of the competition so I think everyone is excited to play these games". While holding midfielder Victor Wanyama, left-back Danny Rose and left winger Georges-Kevin N'Koudou are injured.
Dortmund have their own Wembley pain to soothe as they return to the stadium that played host to the most painful defeat in the club's history.
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For observers that'll mean fun, for Dortmund and Tottenham, however, the pressure will be palpable from the off, as neither want to be chasing from behind for the remainder of the group phase.
With just seconds remaining in the 2013 Champions League final, Dortmund looked destined for extra time with the score level at 1-1 against Bayern Munich. Marco Reus has been out since May, joined in the treatment room on this occasion by Marc Bartra, captain Marcel Schmelzer, Andre Schürrle, Raphael Guerreiro, Erik Durm, and Sebastian Rode.
Freiburg held on for a point against BVB despite having Yoric Ravet sent off in the first half.
"You're going to have to play them one way or another", said England global ahead of Wednesday's visit of Dortmund.
Three of those strikes came against Tottenham in the Europa League in 2016, and the 28-year-old is looking for a repeat against the London club.