Report hints Nuno will move away from three-at-the-back formation

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Nuno Espirito Santo
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A report from The Athletic has hinted that Nuno Espirito Santo will move away from the three-at-the-back formation that has become associated with him in the Premier League.

The Portuguese head coach spent four years at Wolves and adopted a three-at-the-back set-up with flying wing-backs both in the Championship and Premier League.

Some Spurs fans may have expected to see that carry over, especially with Matt Doherty, Nuno’s former Wolves right-wing-back, already in North London.

On the other side, Ryan Sessegnon and Sergio Reguilon may have seemed perfectly suited to left-wing-back, while Ben Davies often looks more comfortable on the left of a back three.

However, The Athletic claim that Nuno has given the impression that he will move away from this formation and look to create a more attacking style at Tottenham than he did with Wolves.

Spurs Web Opinion:

I do agree that we will see a more attacking style with high press and high fitness, however, a back three is not necessarily defensive. I would argue that the likes of Doherty, Reguilon, Sessegnon, Davies, Dier, Sanchez, Tanganga and more are better suited to a formation with three-at-the-back and wing-backs.

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