sport news Tottenham: How Nuno Espirito Santo has got Spurs firing and united the divided ...

sport news Tottenham: How Nuno Espirito Santo has got Spurs firing and united the divided ...
sport news Tottenham: How Nuno Espirito Santo has got Spurs firing and united the divided ...

Nuno Espirito Santo was dropped into the deep end when he took the Spurs job just 45 days from the start of the season, but after three games the Portuguese has made some start to life in north London

Three games, three goals scored and none conceded. Spurs head into the international break atop the Premier League table with an unmatched tally of nine points, made all the sweeter with arch rivals Arsenal stuck in 20th place, at rock bottom.

It is a record made all the more remarkable given that Nuno - widely viewed as at least the eighth choice for the vacancy - has had to contend with the ongoing Harry Kane transfer saga that would understandably serve as a great distraction for any dressing room.

Nuno Espirito Santo has united Spurs' divided dressing room to get the club firing again

Nuno Espirito Santo has united Spurs' divided dressing room to get the club firing again

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Tottenham lead the Premier League table with three wins from three in a perfect start

Tottenham lead the Premier League table with three wins from three in a perfect start

Now Kane is on board at Spurs and the choppy waters are settling, Nuno has already shown signs of transforming a squad that was quite simply going nowhere under Jose Mourinho.

It is hard to believe that this squad that leads the top flight is largely the same group of players viewed as a disjointed mess when Mourinho was dismissed earlier this year. 

'I just think the team at the moment is a reflection of what is going on in the club,' were the words of club captain Hugo Lloris last March, reflecting on Spurs' Europa League exit to Dinamo Zagreb - a result he described as a 'disgrace'.

Harry Kane's future is now resolved and the choppy waters are levelling out in north London

Harry Kane's future is now resolved and the choppy waters are levelling out in north London

'We have a lack of basics, lack of fundamental, all our performances is a relation of that. Mentally we should be stronger, more competitive. Today, I didn't feel that on the field.'

Lloris went on to blast the attitude of his team-mates who were not being selected by Mourinho, shining a light on just how toxic the dressing-room environment had become at the club. 

Nuno has moved to iron out any dressing room divides upon his arrival in north London. The Portuguese fully embraced the 'pack' mentality at Wolves and is working to emulate that attitude at Spurs. 

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This is a far cry from the disarray left by Jose Mourinho during his doomed reign

This is a far cry from the disarray left by Jose Mourinho during his doomed reign

Hugo Lloris cast a light on dressing-room tensions after their disaster against Dianmo Zagreb

Hugo Lloris cast a light on dressing-room tensions after their disaster against Dianmo Zagreb

Players and coaching staff must eat together at the same time in a bid to repair tensions in the dressing room while he has introduced a mandatory fist bump when players and staff greet each other in order to foster a familial atmosphere at Hotspur Way.

Such changes are hoped to help make the squad a

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