“Causes disruption”- Nuno voices clear frustration after Tottenham’s Argentine duo play in three games over international break | OneFootball
“Causes disruption”- Nuno voices clear frustration after Tottenham’s Argentine duo play in three games over international break
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Nuno Espirito Santo talks about his players returning from the international break and the disruption it creates at Tottenham
Nuno Espirito Santo spoke about the kind of impact that the International break had on the team with some players getting more game time than others in his press conference ahead of their Premier League clash against Newcastle United. (h/t Football.london)
Professional footballers have had to go through a gruelling schedule in recent years due to the burden of playing in so many competitions. Top clubs like Tottenham Hotspur suffer greatly at times with the kind of toll that such competitions throughout the year can take on some of their key players.
Giovani Lo Celso and Cristian Romero played crucial roles with the Argentine national team. Hugo Lloris played a pivotal part in guiding France to victory in the UEFA Nations League with a stunning display against Spain in the final. There were also players like Bryan Gil and Sergio Reguilon who did not play even a minute for their national team.
Romero and Lo Celso in action for Argentina.
The Portuguese manager has stressed that this kind of difference in the playing minutes can be quite unsettling for the players as some of them are tired while the others are dejected. Replying to being asked about his views of Lo Celso and Romero playing in all three of Argentina’s matches during this international break, he said:
“During an international break, always these situations happen. Some players play a lot of games, some play don’t even get one minute. And that is what causes disruption. Because after that, when you receive them, some of them come very happy because they achieve fantastic things like Hugo did, some of them come really sad like Regi and Bryan “
Hugo Lloris played an important role for France during the international break
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Recouping from the international break can be a tough thing due to the emotional and physical toll that it can take on its players. Nuno Espirito Santo’s men have already gotten off to a rocky start in the Premier League this season but would be hoping that his team can gain more consistency as their campaign progresses.