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Matt Doherty says Nuno Santo is a 'world-class' coach, and his backroom team are too

Spurs defender, Matt Doherty, says the club are lucky to have Nuno Espirito Santo as their new manager and has branded him ‘world-class’.

The Ireland defender struggled in the main last season. He couldn’t quite get up the form he showed while with Wolves. Coincidentally, that form at Wolves was while Santo was at the helm.

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And Doherty, speaking to the club’s official website, believes Spurs can count themselves fortunate to have Santo and his backroom team.

“I know the way he works, he knows the way I work and he’s a very good on-field coach,” Doherty said. (quotes via Football.London)

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“As I’ve said over the years I’ve got nothing but praise for him. He’s a world class coach and his backroom staff are world class and I maintain that.”

Doherty will be desperate to get back to his best. He’s admtted already that he didn’t perform, although he did attribute a few injuries and a bout of Covid to hindering him.

Big season

This will be the season where we really see if Doherty can succeed with Spurs or not. A formation change under Santo is likely to suit him, as is Serge Aurier probably leaving.

Ultimately, Doherty will need to perform. New transfer supremo Fabio Paratici will have no hesitation in bringing new players in if needed.

Doherty, then, will be hoping the influence of Santo and his coaching team can get him back to his best. Sergio Reguilon pretty much has the left-hand side nailed down for Tottenham. The right side is up for grabs, and Doherty will hope to make it his.

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