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‘Our fans deserve much much better than what we did on Sunday’ Tottenham boss Nuno Espírito Santo reflects on need for attractive football

‘Our fans deserve much much better than what we did on Sunday’ Tottenham boss Nuno Espírito Santo reflects on need for attractive football

Tottenham boss runs the rule on weekend performance

As new Tottenham manager Nuno Espírito Santo prepares to clash with former charge Wolves in the third round of the Carabao Cup tomorrow, the

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about the positive nature and will of the team to work in the wake of criticism for their 3-0 loss to rivals Chelsea at the weekend;

“We started the season with a lot of situations that players are away and we build a way. We build how we wanted to do things and we did quite well in the first matches of the season. I recall the atmosphere was huge.

Of course when things happen and we have problems and results don’t appear and performances don’t appear, the momentum goes. The good feeling goes away but this is what we have to realize and we have to find a way to go back again.

Our fans deserve much, much better than what we did on Sunday. I was really pleased and I think our fans were as well with the first half, there were a lot of positives but the second half was not good.”

Tottenham went into halftime at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium level at 0-0 with Thomas Tuchel’s Blues outfit, but come full-time, the Whites had succumbed to a 3-0 loss on home soil and their second consecutive loss by the same scoreline while slipping to seventh in the table.

Espírito Santo remains positive about trajectory amidst criticism of tactical approach

There were concerns about the suitability of Nuno for the attacking football Tottenham were aiming for, something which is borne out of one damning piece of statistical data in particular.

‘Our fans deserve much much better than what we did on Sunday’ Tottenham boss Nuno Espírito Santo reflects on need for attractive football

Tottenham head coach Nuno Espirito Santo (R) reacts next to Rennes’ French head coach Bruno Genesio during the UEFA Europa Conference League Group G football match between Stade Rennais Football Club (Rennes) and Tottenham at The Roazhon Park Stadium in Rennes, north-western France on September 16, 2021. (Photo by Jean-Francois MONIER / AFP) (Photo by JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER/AFP via Getty Images)

And with just three goals to their name in the opening five Premier League fixtures of the current campaign, it is understandable why there are mounting questions about whether or not NES is the right man for the job. But the Portuguese remains positive that the players continue to work towards the end-goal that will see the level of performance improve;

“…So we lost that chance to recover the good feeling among us, but what I can tell and my message is clear: we are working hard, we are working very hard and the players are committed to it.

We are positive. It’s about trying to build during the competition, we don’t have too much time on the training ground. It’s during the matches. The players are committed. Things are going to gel and we are going to player better and things are going to improve because this is what we realize. Our reaction to our problems is hard work, it’s helping each other. It’s how I work, with everybody involved. This is the right path for us.”

It is imperative that Tottenham work towards arresting their goalscoring slide in rapid order when they clash with Wolves at the Molineux, with Spurs set to lock horns with another domestic rival in Arsenal in the North London Derby at the weekend before Aston Villa arrives just over the horizon after a midweek Europa Conference League clash with Slovenian outfit NŠ Mura.

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This article was edited by Ben Browning.

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# Team MP D P
1 Chelsea FC 13 26 30
2 Manchester City 13 20 29
3 Liverpool FC 13 28 28
4 West Ham United 13 8 23
5 Arsenal FC 13 -2 23
6 Wolverhampton Wanderers 13 0 20
7 Tottenham Hotspur 12 -6 19
8 Manchester United 13 -1 18
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 13 -2 18
10 Leicester City 13 -3 18
11 Brentford FC 13 0 16
12 Crystal Palace 14 -1 16
13 Aston Villa 13 -3 16
14 Everton FC 13 -4 15
15 Leeds United 14 -7 15
16 Southampton FC 13 -7 14
17 Watford FC 13 -6 13
18 Norwich City 14 -20 10
19 Burnley FC 12 -6 9
20 Newcastle United 14 -14 7

Premier League 21/22

Topscorers
Disciplinary
Assists
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 11
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 9
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 7
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 7
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 6
Raphinha Leeds United 6
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 5
King, Joshua Watford FC 5
Pukki, Teemu Norwich City 5
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United 5
Cornet, Maxwel Burnley FC 5
Sarr, Ismaila Watford FC 5
James, Reece Chelsea FC 4
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 4
Gallagher, Conor Crystal Palace 4
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 4
Toney, Ivan Brentford FC 4
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 4
Benteke, Christian Crystal Palace 4
Aubameyang, Pierre-Emerick Arsenal FC 4