Nuno Espírito Santo: “I think we played, in my view, some really good football”
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Although the international break could've interrupted the good momentum Nuno Espírito Santo and his men were building in the Premier League, Tottenham Hotspur managed to stay composed and recorded their second consecutive league win.

Spurs managed to ease past Newcastle United 3-2 at the SportsDirect.Com Arena, thanks to great individual performances by Tanguy Ndombele, Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son, who also happened to be the goalscorers of the fixture at North East England. 

Good performance

Manager Espírito Santo expressed his happiness for the team's performance, and revealed that although there is still work to do, Spurs are improving in multiple areas of the pitch. 

''I think it's not only the front four, all the team played good, but of course we're talking about Sonny, Harry, Lucas and Tanguy,'' he said. 

''I think they combined well, they worked very hard without the ball and the way they recovered, with the mobility they created. It was good but everything they did was because they had the foundation behind them. Skippy and Pierre, they did fantastic work.''

No Subs

The Portuguese manager was also asked after the game why he did not make a single substitution during the game, and revealed it is important to give key players more minutes.

''The idea was clear I think. We were controlling the game really well and I believe that with all the international break disruption, the more time the players have on the pitch I believe that it's better for them.''

''We knew the atmosphere was going to be noisy and Newcastle were going to come out strong, but after that we reacted to conceding a goal, we reacted in a calm way in the way that we played in possession, in the lines that we created, the gaps and the pockets that we found and I think we played, in my view, some really good football.''

Spurs are now up to fifth in the Premier League table and will visit West Ham in a London Derby for match week #9 next weekend.

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