Nuno Espirito Santo talks Wolves fans as Tottenham win after penalty shootout
Nuno Espirito Santo has given an honest verdict of Wolves fans and the Molineux atmosphere, after his Tottenham side won on penalties.
Spurs surrendered a 2-0 lead to eventually draw 2-2 in the Midlands, in what is the third round of the Carabao Cup. Tottenham were good, and bad.
Starting well, Tanguy Ndombele’s determination and power saw him open the scoring – tucking neatly under John Ruddy. Harry Kane made it two.
A good pass from Dele Alli found Kane, who finished as you would expect. But Leander Dendoncker scored, and then, Daniel Podence made it 2-2.
Penalties were thrust upon Spurs and both the woodwork, and Pierluigi Gollini helped Tottenham win – and enter the fourth round of the Cup.
“They’re a very good team. You know the quality and the talent that they have. It’s a very tough atmosphere at Molineux – it helps the team a lot.
“But if you allow me I will not go much further on my analysis of Wolves, I’m sorry,” Nuno told his press conference, as per Football London.
Nuno on Wolves: Tottenham probably just deserved to win
Spurs flew out of the blocks and were excellent in the first half, thoroughly deserving their first-half lead. But typically, they folded.
Proving rather Spursy, Nuno’s side conceded two goals to make a tie that should have been a comfortable win at 2-0 – almost a defeat.
Ultimately, it is a great result for Nuno and Spurs to progress into the next round. Their first-half showing means they probably earned the win.
But Tottenham have got to be so much better when it comes to game management and defending, if they want to be a top-six side.
Plenty of work for Nuno to do, but a step in the right direction. At least now, ahead of the North London derby, there is some confidence restored.
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