Nuno Espirito Santo has admitted that he was pleased with the efforts of his front four players after watching his Tottenham Hotspur side beat Newcastle United yesterday evening.
Ahead of the Premier League fixture, the spotlight was firmly on the Magpies following their recent takeover and made the perfect start after Callum Wilson headed home within the first two minutes of the clash at St James’ Park.
It took Spurs fifteen minutes to get up to speed with the likes of Tanguy Ndombele, Lucas Moura, Heung-min Son and Harry Kane all linking up in impressive fashion.
Ndombele was impressive throughout, even when Spurs were struggling in the opening few minutes and brought his side level with a brilliant curling effort.
Nuno also reserved praise for Oliver Skipp and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg who played a key role in front of the defence, with Hojbjerg once again proving he has the ability to play a killer pass with his through ball with led to Harry Kane netting his first top flight goal of the new campaign.
Despite not getting on the scoresheet, Lucas Moura showed his quality in the final third and was instrumental in the build up which led to Kane teeing up Son to slide home Spurs’ third ahead of half time.
Nuno told Football.London when asked about whether his quartet looked dangerous against the Magpies: “I think it’s not only the front four, all the team played good, but of course we’re talking about Sonny, Harry, Lucas and Tanguy. I think they combined well, they worked very hard without the ball and the way they recovered, with the mobility they created.
“It was good but everything they did was because they had the foundation behind them. Skippy and Pierre, they did fantastic work.”
After a slow start, Spurs soon came back into the game and it was positive to see Nuno’s side score more than one Premier League goal. Hopefully, this will give the side further confidence to kick on and show their ability to find the back of the net more often, especially with Kane now having opened his tally.
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