Nuno Espirito Santo admitted that Ryan Sessegnon is “struggling” after watching the midfielder in Tottenham’s 3-0 win over Pacos de Ferreira.
The victory was sufficient to ship Spurs into the Europa Convention League group stage after their 1-0 first-leg defeat.
Harry Kane began his first recreation of the season within the second leg. The England captain introduced on Wednesday that he can be staying at Spurs this summer season having been eager on a transfer to Manchester Metropolis and was captain on the evening.
New signings Cristian Romero and Bryan Gil got first house begins. Spurs had firepower on the bench, with Son Heung-min, Dele Alli and Steven Bergwijn among the many substitutes.
Kane wanted simply 9 minutes to remind Spurs followers why they beloved him as he expertly managed Gil’s go after which slotted house his 223rd objective for the membership.
Kane doubled his tally 11 minutes earlier than the break as he managed a free ball within the space after Giovani Lo Celso had a shot blocked and fired into the underside nook.
Lo Celso whipped in a free-kick from an acute angle to make it 3-0 with 78 minutes on the clock.
Sessegnon featured for 63 minutes earlier than being changed by Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Espirito Santo believes he has a lot extra in his locker than he confirmed.
“I’ll begin with Sessegnon. I believe he’s struggling, he’s struggling. Numerous trip of competitors. He has expertise. He’s a participant that may give us good issues. One vs ones, crossing, he has vitality however he didn’t do all that he has immediately,” mentioned Espirito Santo.
“I actually consider that he has way more that he may give.
“I believe Bryan (Gil) did a very good recreation in a distinct place within the midfield immediately. He was filled with vitality and that is what we needed, response to lack of the ball, expertise.
“He brings expertise and each time he goes to the ultimate third of the pitch his is a participant who wants to enhance in his decision-making however we’re right here to help him.”
The Spurs boss additionally insisted Kane is dedicated to the membership after his U-turn this week.
“I see Harry every single day since he’s joined us. Day by day. He doesn’t should show something. He’s dedicated. Every part that’s occurred with the state of affairs earlier than, it’s prior to now,” mentioned the Portuguese coach.
“I see him immediately within the coaching classes. I noticed him immediately on the finish of the sport, now it’s time to get better. Kane is another that can assist us.
“He performed good, he scored, he had good actions, he helped the crew in possession, out of possession saved his form, helped get better the ball.
“He’s nonetheless bettering. However taking part in is the easiest way for all gamers to enhance, to compete and the sting of the sport is what takes gamers past their limits and that’s what we count on from all of them?”
Requested concerning the followers’ help for Kane, he mentioned: “It was good, our followers are wonderful. The help they provide for all of us. Even within the coaching session we had right here, the vitality you’ll be able to see.
“That is what we would like, this bond for them to get pleasure from we give every part we’ve and supporting themselves within the stands. Creating this vitality is sweet for us.”
Assessing the victory, he added: “I believe we performed a very good recreation from the primary minute. We didn’t enable any possibilities, we performed good actions and scored early, it makes issues simpler.
“We scored once more and each second the sport was in management. Good particular person performances, good play. Within the second half we created the possibilities, I believe we had too many clear possibilities that we should always do higher. However actually happy.”
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