Nuno reveals what he has been told about playing the Tottenham way

Nuno Espirito Santo
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Nuno Espirito Santo has revealed that he has indeed been told about the Tottenham way of football since joining the North London club in the summer.

The Lilywhites have been known throughout the years to produce an exciting and attacking brand of play, something that has not been seen for a couple of years.

While Mauricio Pochettino’s high-press attack perfectly encapsulated the Spurs DNA, it was slightly lost in the Argentine’s final season with the club and Jose Mourinho was arguably not a natural fit for that style.

While Nuno started with three wins from three in the Premier League, Spurs were hardly free-flowing and have since lost three on the bounce, conceding nine in the process.

The head coach has now revealed that everyone in football wants to play well and this is what he and his staff are looking for too, insisting they need time to build. He also spoke on the criticism he is now receiving.

On the Tottenham DNA, he said (Football London): “I’ve been told about the [Tottenham way]. It’s football. Everybody wants to play well and play good football. This is what we want and we have to build to it.”

On the recent criticism, he added: “There is no judgement, I am not worried about the judgement, I am worried about how we can play better.

“The criticism and opinion is part of I and we have to deal with it. That can only distract us. My focus is how can we improve.

“Now is not a moment to ask the fans, now is the time to deliver, so they see a team playing solid and good.”

Spurs Web Opinion:

It sounds to me as though Daniel Levy was clear from the start about the brand of football he wanted Nuno to play at Spurs. It remains to be seen whether he pushes for that or whether he sinks back into his usual defensive methods.

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