Some Spurs fans on social media were pleased to see Nuno Espirito Santo seemingly reassuring Eric Dier after the final whistle against Newcastle yesterday.
Tottenham got off to the worst possible start at St James’ Park as the home side, who were buoyed by news of the Saud-led takeover, took the lead in the second minute through Callum Wilson.
However, Spurs then fully assumed control of the game and scored three before half-time, effectively putting the game past Steve Bruce’s men.
The Magpies were given some hope late on when Dier put the ball into his own net but the Lilywhites managed to see out the win.
Apart from his late mistake, Dier put in a solid defensive display, with his partnership with Cristian Romero showing plenty of promise.
After the final whistle, Nuno seemed to walk straight to the centre-back and, looking at both their body language, the Spurs boss was seemingly trying to put the England international at ease.
Some Tottenham fans on social media liked what they saw from the 47-year-old.
Jose would've publicly humiliated him, despite having an otherwise superb game
— HugoHouse (@HugoHouse7) October 17, 2021
Man manager! https://t.co/SmMPNwp5O1
— K (@khylefjones) October 18, 2021
My manager 😍 https://t.co/SnmGCZBj9u
— y o d a (@thfcoh) October 17, 2021
Whatever you think of him… This is a nice touch. https://t.co/9aF1d7aiR7
— Ben (@benswalker) October 17, 2021
— Hugo (@hugooisr) October 17, 2021
This is good to see. We need to persist with a CB pairing and not chop and change like we did last season. Nice to see he’s putting his faith in him. https://t.co/6jlCAALm8I
— Ria Basu (@Riab1994) October 17, 2021
In Nuno we trust!!
— Leslie (@LeBeast77) October 17, 2021
— TJ Ramini (@TJRamini) October 17, 2021
love this https://t.co/l6ZCLugbqc
— foootttbbbaaalll (@foootttbbbaaall) October 17, 2021
Spurs Web Opinion
Dier has been in good form so far this season and he deserves an extended run in the side alongside Romero. Dropping the 27-year-old now would not be good for his confidence.
Based on Nuno’s body language, it does seem like the Portuguese coach has put full trust in the centre-back.
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