Micky Hazard has claimed that the Tottenham players ‘need to step up to the plate’ and take more responsibility in light of Nuno Espirito Santo’s sacking at the club.
The Portuguese coach was relieved of his duties on Monday morning after suffering a 3-0 defeat at home to Manchester United at the weekend.
Nuno’s time in charge saw him oversee 17 games in the Tottenham dugout since being appointed at the end of June – a managerial spell lasting just five months.
Despite winning his first three Premier League games, Nuno and Spurs have endured rocky patches of form including heavy defeats to Chelsea, Arsenal, Crystal Palace, and most recently United.
In response to Nuno’s sacking, Spurs legend Hazard says the onus is always on the manager to get the best out of his squad, but he also called for the players to start taking more responsibility for their performances, in order to give their best for the football club.
Managers are responsible for their team for sure but it’s sad that the players don’t carry any responsibility for their performances. Players need to step up to the plate and perform irrelevant of anything that is happening.Your responsibility is to the football club nothing else
— Micky Hazard (@1MickyHazard) November 1, 2021
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Saturday’s fixture against United was the most toxic of the season, and it clearly looked like a number of players had given up and lost hope under Nuno. This cannot keep happening going forward, and they will need to get their heads straight upon the arrival of the new manager.
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