- Dec 16, 2010
Ndombele could now stay to add the missing guile to Nuno's impressive Spurs – The Athletic
Tottenham are an extremely structured team out of possession. Nuno spoke afterwards about how proud he was of his team’s discipline. “We kept all game the shape, the right triggers, the right moment to press,” he said. Certainly those new roles for Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Dele Alli either side of Oliver Skipp have given Tottenham an extra energy to press from midfield. Even this early in the season, it is clear what Nuno is trying to do, with that 4-3-3 and a narrow front line who stay high up the pitch.
There is a knack to doing just enough to win games, and Spurs have it, or at least they do right now. Some people might think this is just a more amenable version of Jose Mourinho’s football. Maybe it is, but it is also a more effective version. The fact that Spurs no longer drop 20 yards back as soon as they go 1-0 up does give them a stronger platform from which to defend their lead.