By Paul Robinson

28th Sep, 2021 | 8:28am

Nuno had 'no say' over summer signings and 'there's a lot of unrest' at Tottenham - pundit

Tottenham manager Nuno Espirito Santo had “no say” in the club’s recruitment over the summer.

That is the view of former White Hart Lane number one Paul Robinson, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the 47-year-old’s team selection against Arsenal.

Spurs lost 3-1 against their north London rivals on Sunday following a dismal first half display at the Emirates.

Notably, none of Tottenham’s four summer signings who were available for the clash started the match.

Robinson cannot believe Cristian Romero and Bryan Gil were not named in the starting XI.

“Nuno wasn’t first choice and judging by his team selection against Arsenal he had no say over the players brought in over the summer,” he told Football Insider assistant editor Dylan Childs.

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“For me, Romero plays. Why he didn’t play [in the north London derby] I don’t know.

“The same applies to Gil. He has been their best player attacking-wise so I would’ve started him as well.

“There is a lot to come out of Tottenham this week. There is a lot of unrest in the team and at the club, and the performance at the weekend epitomised that. There is a fundamental problem at the club at the moment.”

Speaking after the defeat, Espirito Santo told Sky Sports: “The decisions were not according to the game plan and I take responsibility.

“I won’t name individuals, but the game plan was not right according to the players who were on the pitch.”

In other news, ex-Premier League referee suggests the real reason VAR did not give Tottenham a penalty against Arsenal.