Tottenham boss Nuno Espirito Santo was happy with aspect’s response of their Europa Convention League draw with Rennes however admitted concern over two of his injured stars.
Spurs drew 2-2 with the Ligue 1 outfit at Roazhon Park of their Group G opener. Lucas Moura’s shot was deflected in off Loic Bade to offer the guests an early lead. But it surely was 1-1 at half time as Flavien Tait’s shot was too good for Pierluigi Gollini.
And the hosts went 2-1 up on 72 minutes as Gaetan Laborde reacted quickest to faucet residence the rebound from Kamaldeen Sulemana’s shot. Nevertheless, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg made positive that the north Londoners got here away with one thing to point out for his or her efforts.
He met Matt Doherty’s cross to degree affairs 4 minutes later. It was a patchy show by the guests who performed a few of their greatest soccer in direction of the tip of the competition.
Nuno admitted that his expenses misplaced their means for a part of the sport. However he was pleased with the way in which during which they have been capable of take some extent on a troublesome night time in France.
“We scored then we misplaced management, we performed a very good crew who precipitated some issues. It’s arduous to evaluate the sport. I believe we completed effectively,” he mentioned. “Exhausting crew to play, however the angle was good with a whole lot of gamers taking part in out of place it’s arduous to correctly choose.”
Nuno involved by twin accidents
Spurs face an important London derby on the weekend as Chelsea go to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday. The Portuguese tactician left Son Heung-min and Eric Dier at residence to assist their restoration for the Blues conflict.
However the former Wolves chief might be shorn of two additional gamers. Steven Bergwijn was pressured off after simply half-hour of the match.
And Moura lasted simply eight minutes of the second half earlier than limping off with an ankle harm. The 2 can be assessed again within the capital.
However, with defeat to Crystal Palace and his South American stars absent Nuno pulled no punches on his aspect’s predicament.
“It’s been horrible. I have to be trustworthy. Let’s not conceal behind nothing,” he added. “After the Watford recreation, the whole lot that has occurred has not been superb for us. However that is soccer.
“And we all know it’s a second we now have to beat. Right this moment, we tried to point out the gamers options, fascinated by the sport on Sunday.
“But it surely’s about overcoming obstacles. That may make us stronger for the long run, for positive.”