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Tottenham suffered a 1-0 defeat at Vitesse Arnhem in the Europa Conference League on Thursday.
Head coach Nuno Espirito Santo played non-regular players leaving out the likes of Emerson Royale, Cristian Romero, Eric Dier, Sergio Reguilon, Oliver Skipp, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Tanguy Ndombele, Son Heung-min, Lucas Moura and Harry Kane.
After the game Spurs boss gave his verdict on the game, as he said:
“It was a tough match, tough match like we expected. Always away from home in Europe in the Conference League is tough. I think we compete well, in terms of attack I think we should finish the actions better. Some combinations were missing.
“There was a period in the second half when we lost a little bit of control but in terms of lack of focus in the moment of the goal, details that we should improve like we always do. The Conference League is always a chance to have minutes on the players, players who work hard and deserve. This is what it’s all about so let’s progress.
“In terms of the group I think we have two games at home against Vitesse and Rennes and then we have to play Mura. We can solve the situation of the group.”
On player taking chances, Nuno added:
“That is not the question. It’s about having minutes, compete, improve because like you know we have a tough, tough schedule ahead of us and we will need all the players in the best condition as possible.
“You have to discuss the options, the decision was made. We took a little moment to decide and we decided to bring the players that started with the Under-23s to give us support. We only used Dilan, because we considered only the game required that.”
Source – football.london