‘Our fans deserve much better’ – Nuno backs Spurs to bounce back from Chelsea loss

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Tottenham head coach Nuno Espirito Santo believes the club’s fans ‘deserve much better’ after watching the side fall to defeat against Chelsea. 

The Spurs faithful packed Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for the London derby on Sunday but came away rather forlorn, with Thomas Tuchel’s side running away with the points in the second-half. 

Nuno’s side began proceedings in north London relatively well, showing energy in what was a more positive first-half display than what has been on show in recent games. 

Spurs, though, could not record a goal for their efforts and saw visitors Chelsea turn on the style in the second 45 minutes with goals courtesy of Thiago Silva, N’Golo Kante and Antonio Rudiger to send the points the west Londoners’ way. 

The defeat stands as Spurs’ second in a row in the Premier League after going a perfect three for three to kick off the season. 

Although losing the derby was a kick in the teeth in the end, Spurs boss Nuno has vowed to help the side bounce back, starting with a trip to Wolves in the Carabao Cup third round tomorrow evening. 

He told Football.London when asked about the prospect of delivering attractive football: “I wish I could, but I’m an honest person. An honest person. I think we have to look at what happened, and the message, I think this is not the right moment but I will do it, because I think I’ll, you’ll, try to explain.

“We started the season with a lot of situations that players are away and we build a way. We build how we wanted to do things and we did quite well in the first matches of the season. I recall the atmosphere was huge.

“Of course when things happen and we have problems and results don’t appear and performances don’t appear, the momentum goes. The good feeling goes away but this is what we have to realise and we have to find a way to go back again.

“Our fans deserve much, much better than what we did on Sunday. I was really pleased and I think our fans were as well with the first hal, there were a lot of positives but the second half was not good.

“So we lost that chance to recover the good feeling among us, but what I can tell and my message is clear: we are working hard, we are working very hard and the players are committed to it.

“We are positive. It’s about trying to build during the competition, we don’t have too much time on the training ground. It’s during the matches. The players are committed. Things are going to gel and we are going to player better and things are going to improve because this is what we realise. Our reaction to our problems is hard work, it’s helping each other. It’s how I work, with everybody involved. This is the right path for us.”

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Spurs fans will want to see an improvement and quickly, after seeing the side fall to two consecutive 3-0 defeats in the Premier League. He has already beaten Wolves at Molineux this season, and hopefully that provides a base for Spurs to reset and start again to get back into a decent bit of form. 

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