Some Tottenham fans on social media have stressed the need to bring in new signings and clear out the deadwood before the end of the month after seeing Nuno Espirito Santo’s men lose 1-0 against Pacos De Ferreira.

None of the eleven players who started Nuno’s competitive game in charge against Manchester City on Sunday travelled to Portugal for the first leg of the Europa Conference League playoff.

The 48-year-old named a fairly inexperienced side which featured the likes of Dane Scarlett, Cameron Carter-Vickers and Nile John, with Tottenham’s summer signings, Pierluigi Gollini, Cristian Romero and Bryan Gil also getting a start.

The away side looked extremely disjointed and lacking in sharpness as they failed to create any clear cut chances of note through the 90 minutes.

Some Spurs fans on social media saw the lacklustre display as evidence that the squad needed to be strengthened significantly before the window shuts.

However, others called out the overreaction on social media, pointing out that it is still early days in the campagin.

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It was an experimental lineup by Nuno and he would have certainly learned a lot about some of the players from this evening’s display.

Perhaps the Spurs boss will look back on his decision to name an experienced bench with regret.

He could have quite easily changed the game if he had the likes of Son or Moura to call upon for the final 20 minutes.

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