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Confirmed Spurs XI vs Olympiakos [Eriksen benched again]
By Harry Hotspur -

Champions League football once again and I’d be a fraud if I didn’t confess that even after that one game at West Ham, I feel as if we have legitimate business playing in this competition again. That of course is both irrational and completely deluded of me, but it’s the truth.

However, Spurs’ record in Europe is decent. We are unbeaten in their last five games in European competition against Greek teams (W3 D2), having lost two of the previous three between 1972 and 2011 (D1).

Tottenham Hotspur have met Olympiakos three times in all competitions (W1 D1 L1), most recently drawing 2-2 on MD1 of this season’s UEFA Champions League.

The Lilywhites had gone 2-0 up in this match before Olympiakos pulled two goals back to claim a draw.

Olympiakos lost their only previous away match against Tottenham – losing 0-4 in October 1972 in the UEFA Cup. Indeed, Olympiakos have only ever won once in their 14 away games against English teams in European competition (W1 D1 L12), winning 3-2 vs Arsenal in September 2015 in the UEFA Champions League.

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14 responses to “Confirmed Spurs XI vs Olympiakos [Eriksen benched again]”

  1. Tappaspur says:

    First half we were awful. Second half less awful. The team lacks rhythm.

    • Tappaspur says:

      I love a 4-2 more than a 2-1. A lot of this team won’t be here long I reckon. Not many smiles out there.

      • Steve KillerCushion Williams says:

        Alot of them will be there longer than maureen though.. 2-4 years max

      • JimmyGrievance says:

        They look more together now than they have done in months. They ALL look like they want to play for the shirt again.

        Jose is making his mark in a positive way. His decisions and tactics are making Poch look more inept by the game.

  2. JimmyGrievance says:

    If only we could have the skill of knowing the result before we kick a ball …… shocking start

  3. MrChickenHead says:


  4. Spurs est1882 says:

    Expecting not to see CE again. Gutted about LoCelso though.

  5. Is Gascoigne gonna have a crac says:

    I expect no resistance at all from the Greeks and 4 or 5 goals.

  6. PlayItAgainSamways says:

    Delusion is part if the fun and it does all of a sudden feel very fun again.

    I am fickle and deluded. Yep. Absolutely. Its good. Im still getting a stupid grin when I see Mourinho in OUR kit.


  7. coys1882 says:

    A very interesting selection. No chopping and changing, as one might have expected, with just one enforced change through injury. One suspects Mourinho is trying to quickly establish a style and a pattern of play and feels the best way to do that is by solidifying a first choice XI and then giving them sufficient game time in order to implement the system. It will, in turn, make Saturday’s selection for the Bournemouth game even more pertinent, if he goes with the same XI.