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Spurs vs Besiktas - Mauricio's preview

Posted on 2 October 2014  - 13:01

Mauricio Pochettino aims to build on the performance at Arsenal as we step back onto the European stage against Besiktas tonight.

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We were organised and determined at the Emirates, snatched the lead through Nacer Chadli and defended superbly under mounting pressure - Arsenal levelling through a scrambled effort 15 minutes from time.

Now we’re looking for a positive result in our second Europa League Group C match against Besiktas, the team that pushed the Gunners all the way in the Champions League play-offs in August.

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"Arsenal was a great point for our belief and to have a good performance there was good for us," said Mauricio.

“Now we expect another tough game. Besiktas are a very good team, unbeaten in Turkey and it was difficult for Arsenal to go through against them in the Champions League, they had a very good performance.

“We respect them but we beieve in our skill and potential and we want to win the three points.

“We need to try to have a good performance, to believe and try to get the three points. I think it’s a good opportunity to show our skill.”

Below: Mauricio faces the media on Wednesday - more Besiktas previews on our Match Centre... 

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