Get the most realistic Spurs adventure in Football Manager by using Andrew Gibney‘s recreated Nuno Espirito Santo’s Tottenham tactic in your saves. Welcome the brand new Football Manager 2021 Spurs tactic which emulates the real tactics and playing style of Nuno Espirito Santo’s Spurs in Premier League 2021-2022.
After a summer of dismay in North London, somehow, Spurs 17th choice manager, Nuno Espirito Santos has guided Tottenham Hotspur to three straight 1-0 wins and sees them top of the league after three games.
Miracles do happen.
As part of a new series, I took it upon myself to analyse how Nuno has set up his new team this season, and take that data to recreate a Tottenham tactic on Football Manager 2021. Using game footage, stats from WhoScored, player position maps and passing combos, we looked to get as close as possible to the real thing.
The shape was clearer 4-3-3, with a surprising amount of height and width from Japhet Tanganga on the right and Pierre-Emile Højbjerg on the right of the midfield three.
The challenge came from combining the role of the DM, with the importance and focal point being the Danish midfielder ahead of him. Then, finding a suitable role for Dele Ali.
We all know Harry Kane is going to lead the line, but what role is going to suit Son as his closest option in attack.
Using the tempo and passing styles I have tried to replicate the amount of possession Spurs have enjoyed so far this season. Most importantly, with three clean sheets, this tactic needs to be defensively solid, and before going into the derby, we had conceded the fewest goals in the Premier League.
To see how the Spurs tactic looks and how it fared against Arsenal in the North London derby, please watch the video below.
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