It is all about the mental attitude with Nuno
Yes, our new head coach Nuno has restored ‘tensions’ and created a ‘pack mentality’ at Tottenham. Well, he did manage wolves, and wolves always had a pack mentality… so there!
All information comes from somewhere, and this time we look through the square window, and it is The Daily Mail. Yes, they have revealed that Nuno and his coaching staff have prioritised making our players a ‘tight-knit group’ (sounds painful!).
Is the luck with Nuno? He couldn’t have had a better start to his time as the Tottenham boss; we are sitting at the top of the table with utmost points from our first three games and without even conceding a single goal (excellent!).
Observing from afar, Nuno and his team seem to have put their tactical genius at work, giving the solidness and belligerence with which we have played so far. But up next is Palace, so let us hope we continue where we left off after the two-week international break.
The Daily Mail has also stated that it is not just on the pitch that Nuno has sought to make noteworthy changes but off it as well. The account in the paper has said that he has “iron out dressing room divides” upon his arrival and is looking to mimic the ‘pack mentality’ that he created during his time at the natural Wolves sanctuary.
One of the things he is supposed to have done was make it obligatory for his players and his coaching staff to eat as one (together), not coming and going when they feel like it. And the new thing about COVID times is the fist bump, which he has also implemented when players and staff greet each other. Create a loving environment, and love will appear everywhere, apart from on the pitch where natural aggression is more needed (take no prisoners mentality… Wolves again!).
And then there are the training sessions that were brought in by fitness coach Antonio Dias, who followed Nuno from Wolves alongside Ian Cathro and Rui Barbosa to Spurs. And what I’ve heard through contacts at the club is that the players have enjoyed being there and guided by Nuno’s ways. He obviously wants to create a familiar ambience, with all at Tottenham playing their part, with no exceptions. If it works, push it… as the objective is to get all players working as one and solidifying their position at the top.
When Nuno came to Tottenham, I had my concerns, but what I’ve heard coming out of the club since, plus where we are in the League at the moment, I am starting to warm to him and his ways. He did a reasonably good job at Wolves, with all the limited resources he had. But now he is at the home of the World Famous Spurs, and he must now up his game, which he seems to be doing excellently.
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