Tottenham boss Nuno admits “something is feasible” with Dele Alli after Burnley snub

Nuno Espirito Santo selected to not embody Dele Alli or Harry Winks in his matchday squad for his or her 1-0 away win over Burnley within the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night time

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Tottenham supervisor Nuno Espirito Santo has defined his choice to depart Dele Alli and Harry Winks out of the squad which confronted Burnley on Wednesday night time within the Carabao Cup.

Spurs progressed to the quarter-finals of the competitors with a 1-0 win courtesy of Lucas Moura’s second-half header at Turf Moor.

However whereas the consequence was optimistic for Nuno, who got here into the sport below intense strain following successive 1-0 defeats, two gamers have been conspicuous by their absence.

Each Dele and Winks have been struggling for recreation time lately and didn’t journey as much as Lancashire for the cup tie.

As first revealed by the Mirror, Winks was excluded following his feedback following the loss in opposition to Vitesse Arnhem within the Europa Convention League final week.

Nuno Espirito Santo opted to not take Dele Alli or Harry Winks to Burnley


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Dele’s future at Spurs was then solid into doubt when he was not included as a part of the travelling squad for the match.

Nuno stored his playing cards near his chest throughout his post-match media duties, however the state of affairs might show to be an undesirable distraction forward of Saturday’s crunch Premier League recreation in opposition to Manchester United.

“They’re our gamers, we proceed to concentrate on getting the very best out of every of our gamers,” he mentioned.

“Dele is likely one of the circumstances we have now to attempt to enhance.

“We’ve got a coaching session tomorrow and we’ll assess all of the gamers like we at all times do.

“They’re our gamers so something is feasible, that is my reply.”

In a recreation of few probabilities, it was Lucas who supplied the telling contribution when he headed previous Nick Pope from Emerson Royal’s cross.

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Lucas Moura was Tottenham’s match-winner at Burnley


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Burnley mustered only one shot on course in opposition to Pierluigi Gollini and Nuno was proud of what he noticed from his facet.

“It was a superb efficiency. I believe we performed good, in charge of the sport [and] possession,” he mentioned.

“We knew the duty forward of us with the way in which Burnley play. It’s totally powerful as they’re excellent. Defensively we have been spot on and we actually did a superb job of controlling how they play.

“I believe we have been higher within the second-half. Good possession however not ending [our chances], higher within the second-half by way of mobility and dynamic. The top of the match was about defending – sticking collectively and defending. It is good for the workforce.

“We all know that video games require struggling and unity. We should congratulate the gamers right now as a result of they did a superb job.

“We got here right here to undergo – we did it in a great way. It was a superb win so let’s examine the draw and concentrate on the subsequent one.”

Tottenham host United on Saturday in what guarantees to be an enormous match for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer following final weekend’s 5-0 thrashing by Liverpool.

Regardless of shedding three of their earlier 5 league matches, Spurs are sixth, some extent forward of United, who’re winless in 4 within the Premier League.

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