Nuno takes duty for Tottenham capitulation in north London derby

Tottenham head coach Nuno Espirito Santo took duty for his aspect’s damaging 3-1 defeat to Arsenal within the north London derby.

Emile Smith Rowe, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Bukayo Saka dismantled Spurs in an exhilarating first-half show from Arsenal at Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

Son Heung-min pulled again a late comfort, however Spurs have now misplaced their final three league video games by an combination rating of 9-1. Tottenham are solely the second workforce in Premier League historical past to win their first three video games of a season after which lose the subsequent three, after Everton in 1993-94, who went on to complete seventeenth.

Nuno’s workforce had been prime of the desk on the finish of August, however they may head into October beneath Arsenal within the standings for the primary time in virtually 12 months.

“The efficiency was not good. The sport plan was not good. The selections weren’t good. So it was not day for us. Positively not day,” Nuno advised Sky Sports activities.

“I’m going to be sincere. When you may have a sport plan, you need to make the best choices when it comes to who you wish to placed on the pitch to develop that sport plan.

“I take duty as a result of the choices weren’t proper based on the sport plan. I gained’t title people however the sport plan was not proper based on the gamers who had been on the pitch.

“We weren’t aggressive sufficient to regulate the dynamic of Arsenal in midfield. We suffered after we needed to go in entrance and we allowed Arsenal to at all times come to us. By saying that, dangerous choices.”

Nuno began with a 3 in midfield however took Dele Alli off at half-time. Alli accomplished the 5 passes he tried in Arsenal’s half, however solely managed 24 touches in complete as he did not have a shot or create an opportunity, whereas Tanguy Ndombele was equally ineffective going ahead.

Harry Kane struggled once more, although his tally of 5 makes an attempt greater than doubled the entire quantity he had managed throughout his different 4 Premier League appearances up to now this season.

Kane was partly at fault for Arsenal’s third objective, conceding possession after which failing to forestall Saka making progress within the space with an tried slide deal with, although Spurs had been aggrieved that referee Craig Pawson didn’t blow up for a foul on the England captain within the build-up to Aubameyang’s strike.

Nonetheless, Nuno didn’t look to make any excuses.

“I didn’t see the photographs. The referee and VAR are there to guage. My head is extra now targeted on what I’ve to do now,” the Spurs boss mentioned.

“We ready the sport, we had assembly, however then we weren’t capable of do it. We weren’t sturdy sufficient.”

Requested if a breakdown in communication was the principle downside, Nuno mentioned: “That’s one other difficulty. I’d not say they don’t seem to be doing what I inform them to do. They weren’t capable of do it. Credit score to our opponent, they had been higher than us.”

Spurs have now conceded three objectives of their final three league video games for the primary time since September 2003.

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