Tottenham Hotspur had a horrific Saturday outing at home, as they were handed a thumping defeat against Manchester United.
The Red Devils attack managed to beat the Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris thrice, with Ronaldo, Cavani and Rashford bagging a goal each.
Spurs collectively failed on all fronts, with Harry Kane having a forgettable night, their defensive backline at sixes and sevens, and some very questionable decision-making by tactician Nuno Espírito Santo, all of which was reflected by the 3-nil scoreline at the blow of the final whistle.
The atmosphere at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium was dismal and the fans, with their boos and chants, let the manager know what they felt.
One such baffling move which was met by the rage of the fuming fans was the decision by Nuno to send Steven Bergwijn on for Lucas Moura.
Given that Moura was probably one of the very few on the field who had a decent outing for Spurs, the clamour was quite understandable.
In his duration on the field, Moura successfully completed 5 dribbles and won 10 out of 14 ground duels. The stats speak for themselves, and for Nuno to substitute him at just over the halfway stage of the game when they were already trailing, raises further eyebrows.
The noise decibels at the stadium certainly raised the roof, as the fans jeered against the replacement. The situation further worsened as the home side conceded twice more after Moura left the field.
As it stands, the future for Nuno Espírito Santo looks bleak at best for the foreseeable future. With the indignant fans demanding answers, a sacking doesn’t seem too far-fetched.
Leave a comment