Olympiacos 2 – Tottenham 2
In the end, it was a disappointing evening for Tottenham in Greece.
Spurs started their Champions League campaign by opening up a 2-goal lead at Olympiacos on Wednesday.
A penalty from Harry Kane was followed by yet another European goal for Lucas Moura.
However, Olympiacos scored through Daniel Podence just before the interval.
In the second-half, Mathieu Valbuena levelled the score from the penalty spot.
What Harry Kane said to BT Sport
Tottenham striker Harry Kane is usually diplomatic in his post-match interviews.
Indeed, when speaking to BT Sport immediately after the game, Kane was considered in his analysis of the Olympiacos result.
I think so [we have made it difficult for ourselves]. We wanted to get off to a winning start and put ourselves in a great position.
As we know, last season we didn’t start too well and we really had to play catch up but we’ve definitely got the resilience in the squad to do that. It’s only the first game so we’re definitely backing ourselves to still get through but we know we’ve got a lot of improving to do.
Obviously, when we go 2-0 up after 30 minutes it puts us in a great position.
Conceding the goal before half-time really changed the momentum. That’s disappointing from our point of view and the second half was kind of 50/50.
I still feel we should have done better on the ball but it’s a point away from home that we have to try to improve on.
What Harry Kane said in the mixed zone
However, when Kane later spoke in the mixed zone, the Tottenham striker was far angrier. He said:
You can see why the manager is frustrated.
He has been here for six years now and we are still making similar mistakes as we were the first year.
We are not young any more, we are not inexperienced, we have played in big games for club and country.
We have to try to find a way to get around it and improve and get better. That is all we can try to do.
Very interesting quotes from Harry Kane after #THFC‘s draw to Olympiakos…
He’s not happy. 😠
— BBC 5 Live Sport (@5liveSport) September 18, 2019
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Are Tottenham exceeding expectations? Or coming up short too often? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/UQUDbdedis
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) September 18, 2019