Nuno is doing the right thing and on target

Nuno is doing the right thing and on target

By Peter J Arnold

Eric Dier is one of many players who has said that they are entirely behind Nuno Espirito Santo’s philosophy and the team demonstrated that against Aston Villa. We ended our run of three defeats by beating Villa 2-1 at the Tottenham stadium. We are currently four points behind Chelsea and only three behind second-placed Liverpool… what is the panic? Nuno has only just started in the job, and people want to throw the baby out with the bathwater. Get real!

Rome was not built in a day, nor will the Tottenham revolution headed by Daniel Levy be completed overnight, it is a 10-year project. This new club was formed in 2019; the Phoneix is only just starting to dig itself out of the rubble of the old stadium (which was not fit for a money-making exercise).

Nuno had been under pressure by certain numskulls to deliver results after a tough couple of weeks. He will deliver, but with a different and new system that allows us to be more comfortable and threatening in purpose.

The game against Villa saw us work hard to gain the points. Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg’s strike was cancelled out by Ollie Watkins in the second half. Fortunately, some excellent work from Son forced Villa full-back, Matt Targett, to turn a cross into his own net, which proved to be the decider in proceedings. All goals are welcome, no matter where they come from.

Dier has praised how the team turned a tricky situation around in their favour. He told the Evening Standard: “The way we reacted to the 1-1 was really important. We maybe could have started the second half better, it is something we still need to improve on, but the reaction to the 1-1 was fantastic, and we really put our foot on the gas and created a lot of chances and got the goal. 100 per cent we believe [in the manager’s plan]. We have to keep calm. We had a tough couple of weeks under difficult circumstances. We were missing a lot of players, we went to Crystal Palace – injuries, sending offs, we really lost our balance there – and then we had two disappointing results. The Chelsea result did not reflect the game at all, we performed really well, especially in the first half and then the Arsenal game we were very disappointing. It’s early days, I think the performance yesterday was the best of the season, and that shows a real reaction from the players. The players needed to show that reaction. For me, it doesn’t really matter [about the circumstances], as players we have to perform, and there are some levels you can’t drop below, and we definitely did last weekend, and that has nothing to do with the manager.”

There is some crap written out there

The trouble with our club is that too many do not understand modern football/ business and how things work. It is great to see owners throw money at their clubs, but it is not sustainable. Eventually, they will burn out. What it needs is a long process (a vision) to get the club’s finances right and be self-sufficient. Owners from Chelsea, City and United, do not give a  doodle about their club or fans, what they want is instant gratification, and then they will leave the clubs with debts.

Building a cash cow stadium that is marketed as a multiplex stadium for all events, rather than one single function, is the way forward and how we will achieve a unique and extraordinary club. This club will constantly win trophies season after season, and then Levy will get his wish, a statue in his honour. Just as George Washington or Margaret Thatcher did.

Do not look at the now, but what the future can offer… in the meantime, enjoy the ride to Glory.

Before we can see properly, we must first shed our tears to clear the way.

Back Levy, back the project and back Nuno… our Head Coach! You know it makes sense!

By Peter J Arnold

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