Sampdoria coach Di Carlo eager to avoid Tottenham in Champions League qualifiers

Sampdoria coach Mimmo di Carlo is desperate to avoid Tottenham in the Champions League qualifiers.

Sampdoria coach Mimmo di Carlo is desperate to avoid Tottenham in the Champions League qualifiers.

Sampdoria finished fourth last season in Serie A and could be on course to face Harry Redknapp’s side, who are entering Europe’s premier competition for the first time.

But Di Carlo said: “There is only one team that I would like to avoid – ­Tottenham.

“In August the English clubs start out very strong and they would put us ­under a great deal of ­pressure in terms of ­tempo.

“The others, albeit strong, I would take on with ­optimism.”

 
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