The new season is underway for Tottenham Hotspur, and following a great 1-0 win over Manchester City at North London in their Premier League opener, the mood is complete happiness for the 'Lilywhites'.
The Portuguese manager addressed the media following the game, where he detailed his though process coming into the opening fixture, Harry Kane rumors, starting Japhet Tanganga and Oliver Skipp, as well as other topics.
Boss. 😎 pic.twitter.com/E4HonUvcUj— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 15, 2021
"I think (Japhet and Oliver) did well," Nuno said. "When we started the season they were in the process of recovering from injury but they worked hard on their fitness with their sports science. All the team was great today but Japhet was huge. He faced so many one on ones."
Tanganga won 11 duels, two clearances, gained possession five times, and completed 18 out of the 20 passes he made.
"There is no perfection and probably we will never achieve it, but I'm very proud of the boys," Espírito Santo added.
Following his return to full training this past week, Nuno also spoke about Kane's current status and why he was not selected to play in this game.
"Harry (Kane), like Bryan (Gil), Cristian Romero, they join us later so we thought for Cristian and Bryan it was very important to be here today in the stadium to feel the atmosphere and the process of being in the hotel and with the squad."
The Argentinian International, Romero did get to make his Spurs debut with just five minutes to be played.
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The Spurs fans even sang "Are you watching, Harry Kane?" as the game reached its conclusion.
🇵🇹Nuno Espírito Santo admitted he could not prouder of his players:— Last Word On Spurs🎙 (@LastWordOnSpurs) August 15, 2021
🗣"Going beyond their limits, I think everybody saw this today. The boys go beyond, they fight, their discipline, the way they commit themselves was very good."#THFC | #COYS | #TOTMCIpic.twitter.com/Ou9Pzbv9FB