Nuno Santo takes responsibility for Tottenham’s defeat against Arsenal

Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Nuno Espirito Santo applauds the fans
Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Nuno Espirito Santo applauds the fans

Tottenham crashed to a 3-1 defeat against Arsenal in the North London Derby earlier on Sunday and manager Nuno Espirito Santo has taken responsibility for his side’s performance.

The Portuguese manager revealed that the game plan was not right according to the players on the pitch. He also hinted that some of his players failed to execute the pre-determined plan. 

Nuno refrained from publicly naming the underperformers for Tottenham today but his comments indicate that the players should have done better against Arsenal.

“The performance was not good,” Nuno told Sky Sports (via talksport).

“The game plan was not, the decisions were not good, so it wasn’t a good day for us. Definitely not a good day.

“When you have a game plan you have to make the right decision in terms of who you want on the pitch to develop that game plan.

 “I take responsibility because the decisions were not according to the game plan.

“I’m not going to tell individuals, but the game plan was not according to the players on the pitch.”

Tottenham started the Premier League season in impressive fashion but their form has been abysmal after the first three matches.

The Londoners had an eventful transfer window under the new director Fabio Paratici and the fans would have expected a lot better from the players this season.

A club of their stature should be challenging for Champions League qualification and it will be interesting to see if Tottenham can turn their form around in the coming weeks.

Key players like Harry Kane seem disinterested right now and Tottenham will need the England international to recapture his peak form as soon as possible.

The player was heavily linked with a move to Manchester City during the summer transfer window but Daniel Levy refused to sell him. Kane has been a shadow of his former self ever since.