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“But you still didn’t play Ndombele” Tottenham fans continue to show displeasure with Nuno Santo
By Bruce Grove -

Tottenham fans are unhappy that Crystal Palace beat them in the Premier League at the weekend.

They needed to win the game to maintain momentum after making a bright start to this campaign, winning their first three league matches.

The Palace game was one that they really had to win to stay top, but it wasn’t always going to be an easy match.

True to what they would have expected, it was a tough game and Spurs eventually lost the game after Japhet Tanganga had been sent off.

Nuno Espirito Santo commented about their performance after the match and said they didn’t have the ball enough and also struggled to create enough chances.

He insisted they did their best to stay in the game after the red card, but the penalty awarded to their opponents changed the outcome of the game and perhaps broke them down.

The club posted some quotes from his post-match interview on their Twitter account and these fans responded to it.

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Daniel
Daniel
8 days ago

For me Ndombele hasn’t proved nothing since arrival. Shame as there is player in there but 3 managers have so failed to get him firing!

Gill different prospect and should of been given the chance to shine in the left inside forward position. Moura on the right, Kane through the mid, Dele back alongside Skip and PH.

The farcical Brazil/Argentina match didn’t do us any favours, like wise Columbia. We came back in a shitty state from the internationals and played against a team that was probably working all whole break on their game plan.

Lots of questions to be asked:

1. Did the club know that our south American players wouldn’t be available for selection? If so why did they go?
2. What’s happen to Rodon? Was Dier fit enough to start to go down injured in first 15mins.
3. Why have 3 managers failed to get the best out of Ndombele?

East Stand
East Stand
8 days ago

“But you didn’t play Ndombele” of course he didn’t. Who are these bed wetters? 😂

Sonificent
Sonificent
8 days ago
Reply to  East Stand

Says everything about how poor we are when a lazy wastril who never turns up and can’t last 90 minutes looks like a great option because he didn’t play.

East Stand
East Stand
8 days ago
Reply to  Sonificent

It’s called desperation, because let’s face it, we are desperate!

Mark Baldwin
Mark Baldwin
8 days ago
Reply to  East Stand

I’m no Ndombele fan and would quite happily have seen us get rid of him this summer. However, as anyone with eyes in their head could see, we were being overrun for most of the first half and that did not change in the early stages of the second half. Our midfield four of Dele, PEH, Skipp and Winks was largely invisible and we desperately needed to retain the ball and try and get some link up to Moura and Kane. Not sure why you think someone wanting to exchange, say Winks for Ndombele, before the inevitable Palace goal qualifies as a bedwetter, but each to his own. If Wink, Dele and Co had been playing well and contributing, you might have a point, but …

Tottenham hurstspurs
Tottenham hurstspurs
8 days ago

spurs strength is in attack so we keep hiring managers that panic and go defensive I’m not saying anything about or judging Nuno yet but against city we at least pushed out then we have sat back against the next three until we see a 7 man wall where at least 2 of the bricks aren’t up to building grade quality

we don’t need a rebuild on the pitch as much as the boardroom

investing in success on the pitch equals success financially if done smart levy seems to think you can starve the cattle but claim its top quality beef fooling no one

Archibald&Crooks
Archibald&Crooks
9 days ago

4 league games
3 goals
pathetic

I am still scratching me ‘ead why we never bought Tomi we were linked for ages.
I am beginning to think Paratici is clueless.
That kid Gallagher ran the show on Saturday.

Cali
Cali
9 days ago

We didn’t create enough, we didn’t have the ball enough, we made mistakes, there are a lot of thing to work on, sounds familiar every season and every manager only in Spurs you couldn’t make it up.

Sao Paulo Spurs
Sao Paulo Spurs
9 days ago

If NDombele is the answer, then i certainly don’t want to know what the question is.

This NDombele situation has got me thinking as he seems to have been a pain in the backside from day 1. Perhaps he was hoping Barcelona or Real Madrid would come in for him and was disappointed that Lyon accepted a bid from Tottenham. Lyon probably needed the money and forced the lad onto Le Shuttle onwards to Hotspur Way.

I’m not saying that Spurs can’t attract the biggest stars but let’s face it. When did we last sign a player that lots of other clubs really, REALLY wanted. Eriksen maybe?

We always look to exploit a situation. Instead of signing the Japanese player from Bologna we opted for the Brazilian at cash strapped Barcelona. I’ve heard that Royal didn’t want to leave but was again forced out…

This may work out just fine but it may be a NDombele part deux. The question you do need to ask is, should a professional football club with hopes of a top 4 finish be adopting this risky transfer policy just so we can save money?

I wonder how much money we will make on young Tanguy when he does an Aurier and asks for his contract to be ripped up..

THFC
THFC
9 days ago

I can’t see any other club stupid enough to offer anywhere near what we paid for Tanguy in the next few years. We’re stuck with him for the long haul, seems to happen a lot with Spurs I wonder why…

East Stand
East Stand
8 days ago

We are a Levy shaped mess…

DJB
DJB
9 days ago

If you hire a cook from a greasy spoon to work at Michelin Star restaurant, you can’t complain when he serves up ham, egg and chips.

THFC
THFC
9 days ago
Reply to  DJB

Michelin Star stadium maybe, shame they’re serving up a dog’s dinner on the pitch. Ingredients he’s got at his disposal aren’t exactly top tier are they, look at that midfield!

Last edited 9 days ago by THFC
THFC
THFC
9 days ago

Perhaps his plan was to bring on some more attacking options towards the end of the game to try and nick a result. N’dombele and Gil could have (and maybe should have) started, but equally a tactic would be save them until the last 25/30 minutes and put Palace under the cosh until the end of the match forcing a goal or two.

Injury to Dier aside, once the red card happens it’s effectively game over and then damage limitation kicks in with a lightweight defence that was already looking weak against Zaha. Palace smelled blood and we were turned over with 10 men, most of whom I wouldn’t say should not be first team picks at this stage of the season anyway.

Nuno is doing his best impression of a top 6 coach (he isn’t one yet, hope he will improve asap) but the tools he has at his disposal aren’t great to begin with let alone after easily the most destructive international break in recent history (or ever) in particular for Spurs players. This season could get very messy for Spurs and I feel Nuno will get all the blame, most of which he won’t deserve.

Last edited 9 days ago by THFC
justin
justin
9 days ago
Reply to  THFC

Fair assessment. We were hamstrung before a ball was even kicked by the international break. We lost 5 players, all of which would have started before players that ended up on the pitch. Add in a red card and a cheap penalty and our luck was terrible. That game could easily have ended in a draw.

But then we got such huge luck from the first 3 games – and 9 points from 4 games is a good return when we haven’t gotten into our stride. It could easily have ended up with 4 draws and only 4 points.

Nuno can’t be judged yet although some positive things have been seen, such as the improvements in Dier and Sanchez in the previous games. He also left wolves in a far better position than he joined them. I think he could end up being a good managers. I would rather have a manager that can improve players and get the best our of them than one whose recent experience is just buying the best team.

We need more windows to get a balanced squad – but the players brought in seem sensible additions. We haven’t addressed some of the squad holes but our squad is good enough for top 6 – maybe for top 4 at a push.

Last edited 9 days ago by justin
THFC
THFC
9 days ago
Reply to  justin

If we get top 4 with this lot then Nuno is the 2nd coming, not a chance in hell that we are finishing above Man Utd, City, Liverpool or Chelsea. If it happens Nuno will be our greatest manager for a very long time, miles better than Poch who actually had a well-balanced squad with premier League quality all over the pitch!

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
9 days ago
Reply to  THFC

If Spurs get top four I’d be surprised. One of the top four from last season would need to implode.

East Stand
East Stand
8 days ago
Reply to  James McKevitt

Correct.

Dino
Dino
9 days ago
Reply to  THFC

Top 4? Is that a joke…. I cant see us finishing above West Ham or Everton let alone Citeh, Chavs, Scousers or Utd.. reckon we’ll be battling Leceister, Arsenal, Leeds & Villa for a top 10 finish. . All of these teams have more energy in the middle of the park than us….

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
9 days ago
Reply to  THFC

Can see us losing to the likes of Leeds, Everton, Spam etc. no problem. And a few more. Toothless attack. Why is Levy incapable of buying a decent 2nd striker? He’s had long enough. Has he got a stutter or something and can’t say striker over the phone?

Chris K
Chris K
8 days ago

Chelsea proceed to get Lukaku
Man Utd proceed to get Ronaldo
Levy: “yea but we got the best stadium reward and we will play the first ever carbon neutral match.” £££££££££

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