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Manager Mauricio Pochettino says that he thought’debilitating’ Champions League defeat’much’ through the summer as they prepare for their opening game of the competition of this year.
Spurs lost 2-0 to Liverpool.
They begin their European campaign against Greek side Olympiakos at Piraeus on Wednesday (17:55 BST).
“It turned out to be a lengthy period after the final in Madrid,” explained Pochettino.
“Being truthful I was thinking a good deal during the summer. To complete losing the closing is so painful as the atmosphere can’t be put out by you and you want to wait to start again to fix the harm.
“It is exciting to start a new campaign and here in Greece. It is definitely going to be an incredible atmosphere too.”
Pochettino has played down Tottenham’s likelihood of repeating last season’s Champions League run, which contained a second leg victory away at Ajax.
He also says the club need to understand lessons from the poor start from the group point last year, where they took only 1 point from their opening three matches.
“No-one now is thinking or giving us chance to be a rival to become in the final in Istanbul this year,” added that the Argentine, who will take charge of his 50th European game for Tottenham at Greece.
“However, that’s normal. That makes it again very exciting, our conduct at the Champions League.
“We know we have to begin by winning. But you are able to talk but you need to show your quality, tomorrow. We need to show we have learned previously.”
Defenders Danny Rose along with Serge Aurier happen to be rested and didn’t go with the group, with Pochettino saying he’ll make adjustments to the side that beat Crystal Palace 4-0 last weekend.
Ryan Sessegnon also failed to travel after reporting irritation with a prior hamstring strain while fellow summer enrolling Giovani Lo Celso is out until at least the end of October with a hip injury.
Juan Foyth is back in training but isn’t anticipated to come back to activity for another few weeks.
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