Tottenham boss Nuno Espirito Santo insisted a number of of his stars “didn’t play the gameplan proper”, whereas the Spurs captain admitted they have been “smashed” by Arsenal.
Tottenham’s season went from unhealthy to worse with a chastening 3-1 defeat towards bitter rivals Arsenal. Spurs have been discovered wanting within the want and dedication division within the first half.
Harry Kane specifically appeared a shell of the striker Tottenham followers are accustomed to seeing. And whereas each he and Spurs discovered their footing after the break, the injury was already executed in a really dismal first half.
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Chatting with Sky Sports activities after the match, Nuno stated: “The efficiency was not good. The sport plan was not good. The choices weren’t good. It was not a very good day for us. Undoubtedly not a very good day.
“I’m going to be sincere. When you’ve gotten a sport plan it’s important to make the correct choices by way of who you need on the pitch to develop that sport plan.
“I received’t identify people who didn’t play the sport plan proper however the sport plan was not proper in response to the gamers who have been on the pitch.
“We weren’t aggressive sufficient to manage Arsenal in midfield. We suffered once we needed to go in entrance an we allowed Arsenal to come back to us. Dangerous choices.”
On whether or not Kane ought to have had a penalty, Nuno stated: “I didn’t see the photographs. The referee and VAR are there to guage. My head just isn’t centered on what I’ve to do now.
“We ready the sport, had a very good assembly, however we weren’t in a position to do it. We weren’t sturdy sufficient. It’s not simple to inform this.
“The choices weren’t in response to the sport plan. If you wish to be sturdy within the midfield they have been perhaps not proper the selections I made. Credit score to our opponent, they have been higher than us.”
If this was a boxing bout, the referee would step in to cease #thfc struggling additional punishment. 3-0 #afc h-t. White dominating Kane. Tomiyasu bossing Son. Partey and Xhaka controlling midfield. Saka, Odegaard, Smith Rowe and Aubameyang a risk on each assault. Arteta sure, Nuno.
— Henry Winter (@henrywinter) September 26, 2021
When requested how important it’s Spurs get better rapidly from this defeat, the Portuguese added: “In a short time.
“Now we have to separate every sport. We misplaced towards Palace and Chelsea in several methods. Towards Chelsea we had one thing to construct on – as we speak we now have nothing.”
Requested if he’s the correct man to regular Tottenham’s ship, Nuno was defiant. “In fact,” he concluded. “We’d like good communication, we should enhance mentally and bodily the gamers.”
“We acquired smashed” – Lloris
Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris additionally spoke to the press, telling Sky Sports activities: “We misplaced full management within the first half. We acquired smashed after which had a very good response.
“It’s irritating and really disappointing. It’s the second to stay collectively and keep it up.
“The gamers have been prepared however we misplaced a little bit of management. We misplaced the steadiness in the midst of the pitch.
“If you concede three objectives in every of the final three league video games you can’t disguise the issues. However we’re skilled. There’s a lengthy strategy to go. We have to keep calm.”
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