Borussia Dortmund coach Peter Bosz has confirmed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will return to face Tottenham in the Champions League on Tuesday.
Aubameyang was dropped for Dortmund's defeat to Stuttgart on Friday after arriving late for a team training session before the match.
Dortmund were beaten 2-1 without their star striker and Bosz has said Aubameyang will be back to take on Spurs.
"Yes he will play tomorrow, that's an easy answer,'' Bosz said on Monday. "Before I didn't put him in the team against Stuttgart, I told him already this would be a match he wouldn't play, but after, on Saturday, he trained with us, with the team, and that's why I can tell you now he'll play tomorrow.''
Aubameyang's return represents a timely boost for Dortmund given he has scored 15 goals in 17 appearances for the Germans this season.
Dortmund are also woefully out of form. They have slipped to fifth in the Bundesliga following three straight losses while in the Champions League they have mustered only two draws so far.
Their poor run has heaped pressure on Bosz's position as manager but he believes a win over Spurs could spark a revival.
"Everybody thinks we can't win tomorrow because it's such a bad phase,'' Bosz said.
"But maybe we can have a good match tomorrow and turn it around a bit. We have to see it also as a chance, that's how we approach the match.
"Of course there's irritation within the team, we are without a win in five straight matches in the Bundesliga... there is irritation.
"When you work for a club as big as Dortmund, you need to win against Stuttgart. I understand that. But I feel from the people I work with, they support us and they support me.''
Dortmund also expressed disappointment that their chief scout Sven Mislintat has decided to move to Arsenal but insist sporting director Michael Zorc will not be following him to north London.
Arsenal have confirmed Mislintat, who has been credited with spotting the likes of Aubameyang, Shinji Kagawa and Christian Pulisic, will start work with them next month.
"We would like to keep him [Mislintat] of course,'' Dortmund's director of communications Sascha Fligge said.
"He has been doing great scouting for the last 10 years with Michel Zorc. He helped improve scouting for the club and made it more professional. We have an extremely good relationship with him still.
"Of course, because of what he achieved, we decided this morning we will release him and let him go.''
Asked whether Zorc would stay at Dortmund, Fligge said: "There were rumours in England but this was just a rumour. He will definitely stay with us.''