Opinion: An away draw to Olympiacos is not the end of the world for Tottenham

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Tottenham Hotspur will likely be gutted with their opening game of the 2019/20 Champions League campaign against Olympiacos yesterday evening.

Spurs took a 2-0 lead in the first half after Harry Kane was brought down in the penalty area and tucked home the resulting kick and Lucas Moura scored a fine goal from outside the box.

In truth, I would have taken an away draw against the Greek side before kick-off, as I had a feeling it would be a tricky tie.

However, after going 2-0 up in the first half, there is no way Spurs should have given Olympiacos any hope of getting back into the tie.

Unfortunately, with goals either side of half-time, the home side did exactly that, carving out a 2-2 draw in the group opener.

Despite the annoyance of gifting away two points, Tottenham should not be too disheartened by the result. It is still a good away point to take into match two and Spurs are already better off than they were last season.

Spurs lost the first two games against Inter Milan and Barcelona last season, before drawing against PSV in game three.

So, Tottenham already have as many points this year as they did after three games last time out, and they still made the final in 2019.

Poch needs to have a word with his player, but it isn’t the end of the world by a long shot.

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