Spurs legend reveals why he was not completely satisfied with Burnley victory

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Micky Hazard has claimed that while he was happy to see Tottenham beat Burnley, he would like to see the team play more free-flowing football.

Tottenham received a lot of criticism for their negative approach under Jose Mourinho last season. While Nuno Espirito Santo has seemingly tried to implement a more possession-based approach this season, Spurs have continued to struggle to create chances in games.

The 1-0 loss against West Ham on Sunday once again demonstrated the issues that Tottenham have in breaking down deep-lying defences.

Nuno’s men gave a better account of themselves at Turf Moor in the Carabao Cup round of 16 clash on Wednesday. The away side created a few chances in the first half but they were not able to make it count.

They eventually had to wait until the 68th minute to break the deadlock as Lucas Moura headed home Emerson Royal’s cross to help Tottenham progress to the quarter-finals of the competition.

However, Hazard admitted that he would like to see the team play more entertaining football.

Here’s what the former Spurs midfielder tweeted after the 1-0 win:

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I think a lot of the criticism that Nuno has received for Tottenham’s style of play this season has been unfair. The 47-year-old is certainly allowing the side to commit bodies in attack rather than prioritising putting men behind the ball. Our issues in creating chances and scoring goals are more to do with the poor form of our attacking players.

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