Pochettino looks ahead to Red Star clash and wants to enjoy stadium atmosphere

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur face a tough away match against Red Star Belgrade tomorrow in the Champions League, playing at the same ground that Liverpool lost at last year.

Of course, Liverpool went on to win the competition, as well as being 2018 finalists, so Red Star should be a respected opponent, especially at home.

The club is famed for their fierce and hostile atmosphere, so Spurs should be in for a loud and daunting reception in Serbia, particularly with that long, iconic stone tunnel.

Tottenham currently sit second in the Group B Champions League table after three games and a win at Red Star Belgrade would be a huge step towards progression.

Spurs are on four points, with Red Star on three, Olympiacos on one, and Bayern way ahead on nine.

Pochettino says he wants to live and enjoy the experience within Red Star Belgrade’s stadium tomorrow night, but he will surely be more concentrated on getting the win.

He said (Football London): “I think for everyone it’s a new stadium and a different atmosphere. Of course, all that we hear from here I think tomorrow we’re going to have a great experience. Red Star is a very good team. All the circumstances that were in London we’re not going to have here tomorrow. The last season we can see how Liverpool were defeated here, one of the best teams in Europe.

“Of course we respect Red Star and have full respect. We’re going to show big respect but of course try to play in our best way, being ready to fight because the atmosphere is going to be great. I want to live and enjoy the experience because I hear many things about this stadium and the fans here at Red Star. It will be fantastic to be here and enjoy it.”

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