Mauricio Pochettino relishes Tottenham’s chance to ‘repair the damage’ of Champions League heartache

Mauricio Pochettino relishes Tottenham's chance to 'repair the damage' of Champions League heartache

Christian Eriksen, Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld have less than 12 months left but Pochettino insists their futures will not be an issue.
“In football anything can happen. It is only the beginning of the season. A few players do start the last year of their contract but that is in the hands of the club and the club will take the best decision to be competitive every season,” he said. 
“At the end of the season we see what happens. I am happy with the commitment the players show, whether it’s five years or two, or one year on their contract. They all show commitment to the club.”
Olympiakos were Greek Super League runners-up last season and are unbeaten in their last 17 matches in all competitions. 
They have a decent record against English sides, winning five of their last six games at the Karaiskakis Stadium, but are rank outsiders in the group.
Pedro Martins, the club’s head coach said: “If we finish second in the group it will be a brilliant result, but finishing third would still be an achievement as we will be in the Europa League.”
Pochettino and Spurs have far loftier ambitions as they begin another European campaign.
Expected teams
Olympiakos: (4-2-3-1) Sa; Elabdellaoui, Semedo, Meriah, Tsolakis; Guilherme, Bouchalakis ; Podence, Valbuena, Masouras; Guerrero.
Spurs (4-3-3): Lloris; Walker-Peters, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Davies; Sissoko, Winks, Ndombele; Alli, Kane, Moura.

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