Poch declares that Spurs start CL campaign with the aim of making it to Istanbul

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham had a fantastic journey in the Champions League last season, defying all odds to reach the final.

However, it wasn’t to be the fairy tale ending that the club would have hoped for as they were beaten 2-0 in the final by Liverpool.

Now, just little over three months later, Spurs are set to once again start the journey from scratch as they travel to Greece to take on Olympiacos in their first match of the campaign.

It is worth remembering that Tottenham managed to qualify from the group in the barest of margins last season after looking down and out of the competition three games in.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino insisted that the team’s aim going into the tournament is to arrive again in the final in Istanbul next summer.

He also said that the team needs to learn from their experiences last season and make a quick start to the campaign.

Speaking to Football.London, the Argentine said, “I sign to start the same as last season and be in Istanbul. My answer is that but we know it is so important to start by winning.

“Always in football, you can be aware, you can talk and work but tomorrow when we kick-off at 7.55pm you need to show our quality. What happened last season happened but you cannot translate one season to another.”

“In football it is not about talking but showing. We need to show tomorrow that we learned from the past and hopefully start this group stage in a good way, by winning.”

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While last season’s campaign might have ultimately ended in heartbreak, the fantastic journey the club had to the final will live in the memories of Spurs fans for a long time. Reaching the final will give the team the belief that they can overcome any side in Europe.

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