Nuno Espírito Santo praised two academy graduates following the 1-0 win against Manchester City.
The Portuguese named both Japhet Tanganga and Oliver Skipp in his starting eleven.
Tanganga got the nod at right-back ahead of both Serge Aurier and Matt Doherty, while Skipp saw himself in the side with Harry Winks watching on from the bench.
Nuno recognised the fact that both players have returned from injury during the summer period and have been working hard with the club’s medical staff to return to fitness.
The Portuguese labelled Tanganga’s display as ‘huge’ after he kept Raheem Sterling quiet down the flank to nullify the attacking threat of the England international, who was in fine form during Euro 2020.
Nuno told Football.London: “I think [Japhet and Oliver] did well. When we started the season they were in the process of recovering from injury but they worked hard on their fitness with their sports science. All the team was great today but Japhet was huge. He faced so many one on ones.”
Seeing the two academy graduates in the side is brilliant, Tanganga has certainly proven that Spurs can cash in on Aurier this summer should they receive a suitable offer.
Skipp’s performance from will also have Harry Winks thinking whether he can be a regular in the side again.
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