By Alan Hutton

29th Sep, 2021 | 9:15pm

Pundit can't believe Tottenham could sack Nuno after senior player confession

Alan Hutton has insisted Tottenham must keep faith in Nuno Espirito Santo despite performances not being “good enough” in recent weeks.

The former Spurs defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, suggested it was too early to be discussing getting rid of the Portuguese manager.

Speaking to the Evening Standard, club captain Hugo Lloris confessed the club had taken a step backwards to start a new era.

He insisted supporters and the club need to have patience with Nuno and called for unity between all parties at Spurs.

The Lilywhites sit 11th in the Premier League table after the 3-1 defeat to Arsenal.

They lost 3-0 to both Crystal Palace and Chelsea in the league prior to the north London derby.

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However, Hutton has shot down any talk of Nuno being sacked by Spurs.

He echoed Lloris’ comments on the club needing to have patience.

Hutton told Football Insider’s Russell Edge: “There’s always going to be pressure but come on, we’re six games in.

“We can’t be talking about changes and things like that. It’s way too early.

“He’s probably still trying to figure out his strongest team, what way he’s actually wanting to play, getting his thoughts across the players. This is going to take time.

“That’s how it is, we can’t be talking about a change. It’s difficult because the fans, they want a certain brand of football. Nine goals conceded in three games. It’s not good enough.

“I was actually looking at all the stats after the game, goals per game, shots per game. I know it’s boring but they’re in the bottom three on stats across all of them.

“You just don’t expect that from a Tottenham team. It’s going to take time and they’re going to have to stick with them for the moment.”

In other news, a pundit has detailed how Tottenham could raid West Ham for senior star.