Tottenham fans far from happy with Nuno's tactical blunder
Tottenham fans aren’t at all happy with Nuno.
Against Crystal Palace on Saturday Nuno Espirito Santo got it oh so wrong.
Despite the number of changes he was forced into, there were still many mistakes made.
Just because you’ve been dealt a bad hand, it doesn’t mean you have to play it badly.
Nuno did just that, however.
A midfield trio of Harry Winks, Oliver Skipp and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg doesn’t have any creativity to it.
To make things worse, Dele Alli was pushed into the front three, slowing down Spurs’ attacking line.
Heung-Min Son and Steven Bergwijn’s absences were felt heavily, yet they shouldn’t have made the difference that they did.
The fans are far from happy with the midfield trio that was used and it’s hard to blame them.
There was no thrust or creativity in there, and the fans will be livid if they see that same trio being used again.
Fortunately, on Thursday the Lilywhites have a chance to get back to winning ways and play attacking football against Rennes.
Then, after that clash the next game for Nuno is Chelsea at home on Sunday.
That game is one that the Lilywhites simply cannot afford to get wrong.
After going into this Premier League weekend top of the league, Spurs are now 6th.
If they’re to lose to Chelsea then they’ll fall even lower down the table, so Nuno has to get it right.
At least with a midweek European game there’s the chance to experiment.
Tanguy Ndombele and Bryan Gil should both get minutes, and it could set them both up for starts against Chelsea next weekend.
Whatever happens between now and the Chelsea game, Nuno just cannot afford to make the same mistakes he made on Saturday.
You can read the fans’ thoughts on Nuno’s tactics here:
Unfortunately the football hasn’t changed since Mourinho. Too defensive, and wrong mentality. To rock up at Palace and play 3 holding midfielders tells its own story, another Levy cockup— kevin vaughan (@silks1972) September 12, 2021
Making the odd attacking sub would be a start— Carl Gavaghan (@CarlGavaghan) September 12, 2021
First step, never, ever, pick those 3 in midfield together again.— Jill Lewis (@jilllewis33) September 12, 2021
That was worst game I’ve watched for a big timehttps://t.co/NZmTmgpngf— ABHI COYS (@runningupthegil) September 12, 2021
Skipp, Winks and Højberg just won’t work under any circumstances. The most glaring problem is total lack of creativity in Midfield. It’s been a big problem since Eriksen left.— Dan-Dan (@gotdeleted82) September 12, 2021
Fell into the trap like Mourinho did of thinking Dele is still a creative and attacking force. He’s been unfortunate that Lo Celso hasn’t been available to him and NDombele the same. Gil is still acclimatising after coming in late from the Olympics too. Expect changes soon.— Robin’s Nest (C. Harlow) (@HarlowC) September 12, 2021