Tottenham manager Nuno Espirito Santo has bemoaned Tottenham’s lack of creativity and intent after their 0-3 defeat to Crystal Palace. Spurs had Tanganga sent off in the second half for a second yellow as Nuno’s men crumbled under pressure to lose their hundred percent win record ahead of the London derbies against Chelsea and Arsenal.
Speaking to reporters on Spurs’s performance Nuno said “We just look at the game so we had a lot of obstacles during the game to overcome. It was not easy for the boys today. But in the first half I think we were in control of the game, didn’t create too much but didn’t allow too much also. So both teams were in the game but like you said the team losing a player and all these things, but I think we overcame that and at half-time we spoke and the perspective was to improve in the second half, but it didn’t happen.”
“Even in the beginning before the penalty, one man down, but even in that moment we showed resilience, we were strong. and the penalty came. But a lot of situations we have to look at and be fair to say that we didn’t perform as well as we should.”
“The game started with losing a player, these moments lose stability in the game. I am just focused on what happened and what the players did and trying to find the why so I can give good answers in the future.”
Speaking on Spurs’ lack of creativity the Portuguese said “It is a big concern, we had enough quality and talent to play better. We didn’t do it, credit to Palace they were aggressive and they didn’t allow too much time on the ball. We lost duels, many, many situations that I think we should do much better. In terms of offensive, much improvement is required.”
Having already lost Son and Bergwijn to injuries, Nuno was dealt another blow as Eric Dier limped out in the first half of the game. Speaking on their injuries and potential return dates Nuno said “I don’t know. He doesn’t look well. Stevie, let’s wait and see this week, but hopefully they will improve and be available for the next game, let’s see.“
Source: Football London