Man Utd legend claims ‘everyone’ was too quick to write off Spurs this season

Rio Ferdinand
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Rio Ferdinand has claimed that Tottenham may yet have a lot of life left in them this season after being widely written off following their 3-1 loss to Arsenal.

Spurs had a promising start to the campaign under new boss, Nuno Espirito Santo, managing to win their first three Premier League games of the season without conceding a single goal.

Things then quickly went south as the Lilywhites fell to three back-to-back losses to Crystal Palace, Chelsea, Arsenal. 

The pressure was understandably being dialled up on Nuno after the 3-1 loss at the Emirates last week, with some reports even suggesting that the Portuguese coach was fighting to save his job.

However, the Spurs boss would have been pleased by the response he saw from his players, with the North Londoners clinically dispatching NS Mura 5-1 before overcoming an in-form Aston Villa side on Sunday.

The win against Villa took them to eighth in the table, leaving them just two points behind a top-four spot.

Ferdinand admitted that it will be interesting to see how Spurs go after the international break, with Son Heung-min now hitting form.

The former Manchester United defender said on his podcast, Vibe With Five: “I feel like everyone thought Spurs were dead and buried, but they’re up to eighth now you know.

“Two points off of the top four, Son looks like he’s hitting a bit of form again. 

“So with Tottenham, it will be interesting to see how they continue after this little international break.”

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It was not just pundits that were rushing to judgement on Nuno and Tottenham but also Spurs fans themselves. There was understandably a lot of doom and gloom after the loss to Arsenal. 

There were even calls for Nuno to be sacked, which I found utterly ridiculous. Whether or not he proves to be the right man for the job, he still needs at least six months to get his ideas across to the players.

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