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‘Quality is there’: Nuno positive about Tottenham 29-year-old player

Tottenham boss Nuno Espirito Santo has been extremely positive when asked about Matt Doherty. 

Spurs manager Nuno, who joined in the summer, will have recognised a familiar face upon arrival in north London. 

Doherty, 29, is an Irish defender who enjoyed a successful spell together with the Portuguese boss at Wolverhampton Wanderers. 

The right-back completed a move from Wolves to Spurs last summer, but, unfortunately, it was a difficult first season for him. 

He played just 29 games across all competitions during the last campaign, starting 13 in the Premier League.

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However, the energetic full-back has a chance to start fresh for his second Spurs season. Surely the arrival of Nuno will give him a lift. 

Nuno said, when asked what Doherty needs to do to reach his previous levels, as quoted by Football London: “What he’s doing every day. Commit himself, work hard, the quality is there. I know him, he knows us. Take the best of him and this is what we will try.”

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Doherty form may depend on Nuno using wing-backs at Tottenham

Doherty enjoyed superb back-to-back Premier League seasons with Wolves operating as a right wing-back. Therefore, it didn’t surprise too many when he found it more challenging last year in a back four. 

He’s definitely got the advantage on some of his teammates given his relationship with Nuno, so surely he’ll get a chance.

There should be no issue with confidence under the new manager, which is why he’s definitely a player fans should be excited to see.

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