Nuno Espirito Santo has revealed that Sergio Reguilon and Bryan Gil are ‘really sad’ on their return from international duty with Spain.
The pair were both called up to La Roja over the international break to take part in the side’s UEFA Nations League finals fixtures.
Spain eased past Italy in the semi-final to set up an encounter against France, captained by fellow Spurs teammate Hugo Lloris.
Les Blues managed to overcome Spain with a 2-1 victory, with goals courtesy of Karim Benzema and Kylian Mbappe after Mikel Oyarzabal’s opener.
Although both Reguilon and Gil were unused substitutes in the finale at the San Siro, Spurs boss Nuno says the pair are still feeling the effects of the defeat on their return to North London, and he hopes they can shake off the disappointment as soon as possible.
He said (via football.london): “During an international break, always these situations happen. Some players play a lot of games, some play don’t even get one minute. And that is what causes disruption.
“Because after that, when you receive them, some of them come very happy because they achieve fantastic things like Hugo [Lloris] did, some of them come really sad like Regi and Bryan, some like you said with a lot of minutes on their legs, some just go there, sleep and eat.
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“It causes a lot of problems. But what’s happening now, what we want is for them to return as soon as possible, like tomorrow, some of them already joined us. But it’s always disruption.”
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Even though they didn’t set foot on the pitch in the Nations League final, it is not surprising that they are feeling the disappointment of falling at the final hurdle. Hopefully, it doesn’t play on their minds for too long so they can get back to performing well at Spurs.