Video: ‘Penalties is not luck’ – Nuno reveals preparations ahead of shoot-out

Nuno Espirito Santo
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Nuno Espirito Santo has downplayed any suggestion that his Tottenham Hotspur side may have rode their luck following their penalty shoot out victory against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Tottenham needed spot kicks to navigate their way past Wolves despite being 2-0 up in the first half, only to be pegged back twice at Molineux.

Nuno revealed that his players had been practising penalties ahead of the Carabao Cup third round tie and reserved a mention for Pierluigi Gollini, who came back into the starting eleven in place of Hugo Lloris and saved Dendoncker’s effort to help sway the tide of the shoot-out.

Harry Kane, Sergio Reguilon and Bryan Gil all dispatched their penalties, while Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg had the chance to score the winning spot kick, only to see his tame effort saved.

The Spurs boss will take his side to Burnley in the next round and admitted that they will once again prepare in a similar manner.

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