PHOTOS: Napoli-linked duo all smiles as Tottenham prepare for Limassol

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Sandro and Vlad Chiriches were in good spirits during Spurs training on Wednesday.

Under-pressure trio Sandro, Paulinho and Vlad Chiriches looked at ease during Tottenham Hotspur training on Wednesday.

The north London side were preparing for the second leg of their Europa League play-off, where they will face Cyprian side AEL Limassol. Spurs were 2-1 winners in Cyprus during the first leg and Mauricio Pochettino will be looking for more of the same at White Hart Lane on Thursday night.

The likes of Sandro, Paulinho and Chiriches may feature and will need to produce a strong showing if they are to make a case for a starting berth under new boss Pochettino.

Paulinho has underwhelmed since moving to Spurs and produced a poor performance in the first leg, while fellow Brazilian Sandro and Romanian defender Chiriches have been linked with a move to Napoli.

However, all three looked in good spirits during training, as Pochettino watched on thoughtfully. The practice session involved piggy-in-the-middle drills, with even goalkeeper Hugo Lloris getting on the ball.

Tottenham have won both their opening Premier League games and sit top of the table on goal difference, with a 4-0 win against Queens Park Rangers on Sunday leaving them in a strong position going into Thursday's European tie.

Next up domestically for Spurs are Liverpool, who also visit White Hart Lane next Sunday. Here are the best images from today's training session...

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