Gary Neville has suggested that Nuno Espirito Santo does not quite match the style of play that the Tottenham Hotspur players enjoy.
Neville’s comments came after Tottenham were humbled 3-1 in the North London derby against Arsenal at the Emirates earlier this evening.
The former Manchester United defender claimed that the Spurs squad loved playing under Mauricio Pochettino, describing his innovative and high-pressing style of play as some of the reasons why he was thought so highly of in the dressing room.
Neville believes that the appointment of Nuno is a completely different style of manager and tactical setup while the Spurs players look as if they want a high-pressing, Pochettino-style coach that play out from the defence, rather than a side who sit behind the ball and look to counter attack.
🗣"I think those players look like they want a high pressing Pochettino style coach."
Gary Neville believes Nuno Espirito Santo doesn't quite match the Spurs' style of play pic.twitter.com/6T7UH8TYuS
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The style of football under Nuno this season has been painful to watch, there appears to be no clear identity or blueprint to what he wants to achieve. Pochettino had a difficult start to life at Spurs, however, there was always a plan of what he expected from his players.
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