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Do you trust Nuno Santo’s decision making? Certainly not this ex-Spurs star

By Bruce Grove -

Tottenham has struggled with creativity this season, and when things don’t go well in a match, it is common sense for managers to make changes as soon as possible.

However, Nuno Espirito Santo has shown a lack of awareness and has not made the changes required until very late on in some games.

Despite falling behind to West Ham after the 70th-minute mark at the weekend, Nuno waited until 6 minutes before the end of the game to make his first substitutions of the game, bringing on Giovani Lo Celso and Bryan Gil.

That decision didn’t impress former Tottenham number one, Paul Robinson, even though the manager said as reported by Football London that he didn’t regret the timing of his substitutions.

“You have to question his decision,” Robinson told Football Insider.

“The second half was going terribly. They hadn’t had a shot.

“Why leave it to six minutes until the end to bring two creative players on and then wait a further seven minutes to bring Bergwijn on. Spurs were chasing the game. It just shows naivety to me.

“There was no reason why he shouldn’t have changed it a lot earlier. It made no sense to me.”

The Boy Hotspur says

Spurs didn’t have a shot on target in that second half and a proactive manager would have brought his creative players off the bench to improve their chances of causing West Ham problems.

Nuno instead kept his struggling players on the pitch and if he truly felt the game was still under control, why did he eventually make the changes late on?

With every match, the Portuguese boss is giving Spurs fans the chance to ask for his sacking.

Decisions like this clearly show that he doesn’t have what it takes to lead the club and it will eventually cost him his job unless he learns to adapt to changing fortunes on the pitch.

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Archibald&Crooks
Archibald&Crooks
10 months ago

I actually feel sorry for Nuno.
Hardly anyone wanted him but few moaned at his appointment so he is not surprising us with
his lack of action from the sidelines or his nonsensical interviews or his strange selections in the away legs (CL).
He is totally uninspiring but hey he didnt appoint himself.
So can some brain surgeon answer this pls.
“Why did Paratici want him?”

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
10 months ago

Answer: Unless it escaped you for reasons that everybody else had rejected the poisoned chalice job!!

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
10 months ago

Surely it’s now not a case of if but when Nuno is sacked?
Eventually replaced by Poch who has “unfinished business” to fulfil!

Last edited 10 months ago by David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
10 months ago

For the record I’d like to see Steven Gerrard given the job!

Sonificent
Sonificent
10 months ago

If Poch worked for Levy again, he loses any respect I had for him immediately.

Paddio
Paddio
10 months ago

Needs must why Paratici got him, Paraticis choice had the social media backlash and Nuno was then only one he could get over the line.

Sonificent
Sonificent
10 months ago

Wolves didn’t fight to keep NES and he was 9th choice for Spurs. He is very average, not helped by a very average attitude pervading the entire squad, with a few exceptions. Allied to that, we have 9 players who pick themselves regardless of form as we have no squad depth to speak of. NES is a symptom rather than the cause of the Spurs problems. Levy has presided over this shower for 22 years and is clearly untouchable. Nothing will really change until the stinking head at the top does one.

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
10 months ago

I have liked his team selections.. But his in game decisions and late subs have been sub par to poor. He has to switch it up earlier than the last 10 mins… The players have to step up, only half pulling their weight in the firsts… And our senior players in our seconds are either playing for their lives now or are surely on borrowed time. Our second string in the euro con league I would get rid of most. Dele, winks, davies etc weren’t good enough for the ropey, now they struggle against two bob bums. Remember Lloris damning interview about the euro players last year when we went out to Zagreb.. It’s same players and happening again.. The deadwood has to go..

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
10 months ago

The harsh reality of the situation is that Spurs are an average side,
fragile at the back, bereft of creativity in midfield, lack pace on the flanks, too slow and ponderous approach play.
Why Nuno persists with Dier is a mystery?. Emerson Royal is not good enough.

Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
Steve 'Killer Cushion' Williams
10 months ago

Nice to see you DD.. That’s about right.. You were right about Joe too. Rodon all day over Dier.. Burnley tonight I hope he pairs Rodon with Romero.. Dele and Winks omitted from the squad.

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