An exciting claim has been made about new Tottenham Hotspur boss Nuno Espirito Santo this week…
As relayed by football.london’s Alasdair Gold, current Spurs defender Japhet Tanganga waxed lyrical about the Portuguese coach. “Had a really enjoyable chat with @JTanganga99,” claimed the reporter. “He said he can tell from training that Nuno Espirito Santo’s Spurs will be an attacking one.”
Indeed, the 22-year-old revealed a little insight into what has been happening on the training pitch since Nuno’s arrival earlier this month, saying: “I can tell you for sure that we’re going to be attacking. That’s because we’ve been working hard on it in training and on pressing, and implementing his ideas.”
These comments should alleviate many of the fears which surfaced when the 47-year-old former Wolves boss was first linked with the north Londoners.
Some members of the Lilywhites faithful were so against the idea of him being appointed that they actively voiced their concerns on social media, leading to a campaign against him. This was because many claimed that he would bring “negative” and “dire” football and wouldn’t be too different to what they witnessed under Jose Mourinho, as sourced by talkSPORT.
However, those who were against Nuno should now have egg on their face after this exciting claim from Tanganga, as it suggests that they were completely wrong and that the Portuguese is likely to get Spurs back to being the attacking side they once were under Mauricio Pochettino.
In fact, some of the reaction has already flipped completely, with many supporters seemingly buzzing in the replies to the tweet from Gold. One fan even claimed to be “excited for the new season” – a drastic change in attitude, that’s for sure.
Nuno’s Wolves side were amongst the lowest scorers in the Premier League last season, netting just once more than relegated West Brom (35), so Spurs fans’ fears weren’t unjustified, although there were plenty of factors behind that low scoring return.
The Midlands outfit sold Diogo Jota to Liverpool, and then Raul Jimenez suffered a cruel head injury which effectively curtailed his whole season. In the two seasons before that, Wolves were a thrilling team to watch as the Portuguese steered them to consecutive seventh-place finishes.
It’s time to get behind Nuno, as evidently he’s going to try and bring that ‘Spurs DNA‘ back to the club next season.