Nuno’s verdict on MK Dons
Thu 29 July 2021, 01:12|Tottenham Hotspur
Nuno Espirito Santo highlighted the team’s movement and pace, particularly in the forward areas, after our 3-1 win against MK Dons in our latest pre-season friendly on Wednesday night.
Heung-Min Son, Dele and Lucas Moura were on target and, joined by Steven Bergwijn, were a threat throughout.
It was Dele’s night back at his former club, captaining the side and on target, just as he was on our last visit to Stadium MK, when we beat Watford on penalties in the League Cup in September, 2018.
Lucas also impressed, claiming the assist for Sonny’s opener, providing the spark that led to Dele’s goal and then slotting home the goal he deserved after capitalising on a defensive mistake. That’s three assists and two goals in pre-season so far for the Brazilian.
Asked about his first month as Head Coach and his thoughts on MK, Nuno said: “It’s been good, hard work, especially for the boys. Again, today they did it well. I thought they worked very hard, were well organised and there was some good movement, the way they moved the ball, the speed of the lines and the possession was good.
“We had more chances, that character of putting the ball in the net is important because if you can score more goals, the better you feel, the more confident you become. Every chance we make, we have to put it away.
“We are preparing, building, good things, things to correct, it’s always about that. We are trying to reproduce what we’re doing in the training sessions. We must trust in the talent we have and the ability to express themselves. That’s the way we want it.”