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Sep 18, 2019, 4:35:00 PM

Mauricio Pochettino does not care about Tottenham underdog tag

Tottenham coach Mauricio Pochettino is happy that Spurs will be considered underdogs for the Champions League despite reaching the final last year.

Spurs lost 2-0 to Liverpool last season after some sensational results against Ajax and Manchester City and they start their 2019-20 campaign against Olympiakos this evening.

Pochettino said: “No one today will give us a chance to be one of the contenders to be in the final in Istanbul but that is normal – and that makes it very exciting.

“We know to repeat the same campaign we need to play in our best. It is so early to talk about the final but most important is to show our quality, our squad quality and do our best.

“I don't care if people think if we are contenders or not because we went to the final and have a possibility to fight for this title.

“I don't care. I am focused on starting this Champions League in a good way,” he added.

Words: Jake Evans

Images: PA