The Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust (THST) have called for a meeting with the club’s board to discuss their “short and long term strategic vision”.
Spurs have lost three consecutive Premier League games to London rivals Crystal Palace, Chelsea and Arsenal after their prolonged search for a new manager ended with the appointment of Nuno Espirito Santo in June.
They led the league after winning their first three matches 1-0, but rank 20th out of 20 in shots and chances created this season, and have also covered less distance than any other team.
A statement from THST read: “Over the past few weeks we have been contacted by a growing number of trusted members and the fan base at large who are extremely concerned about the current direction of THFC.
“We have requested a meeting with the club’s board of directors to discuss the football club’s short and long term strategic vision.
“This (potential) meeting is therefore an opportunity for THFC decision-makers to explain their projects to supporters.
“This explanation should include plans for this season and beyond, an explanation of how success will be
measured and how the club’s DNA will be found. “
Neville: What happened to Tottenham?
Sky Sports’ Gary Neville has warned that the disappointment of losing the North London derby 3-1 to Arsenal could be the least of Tottenham’s problems after a display he called “appalling” during the game.
Spurs were swept away in the Emirates, conceding three goals in 34 minutes to an Arsenal side who had previously scored just twice in five Premier League games this season.
“Arsenal had a much better application to the game, but Tottenham’s game plan looked really basic. It looked like they just wanted to push him forward at all costs, and they were playing aimless balls forward . Spurs’ courage to play, their appetite to get the ball back and move forward was completely different from what it was against Chelsea last week, and Arsenal crushed them. It was a very bad first half. Neville said.
“In the second half you could say that Harry Kane should have scored two or three goals and could have had a penalty. But Harry Kane is not right, there is obviously something wrong with him right now. , he doesn’t seem happy at all.
“It’s a bad day for Nuno and these Tottenham players because their fans will have left the floor thinking there are more issues than just losing 3-1 to Arsenal.”
Fears grow over Nuno’s Spurs style
Adam Bate from Sky Sports:
“Nuno Espirito Santo was Premier League manager of the month for August after taking Tottenham to the top of the table, but September has been miserable. If the competition had started after the transfer window closed, Spurs would be down.
“His side have now conceded three goals in three back-to-back London derbies, but there is nothing worse than that. Overwhelmed by an Arsenal side with clearly more effort and enterprise, Spurs had the look so passive at Emirates Stadium.
“It’s the kind of performance the fans will never accept.
“A glance at the Premier League table gives you a bit of perspective. Six games on the line and they have a record identical to Arsenal’s. But the contrast between the teams was marked on Sunday. The youthful exuberance of the Gunners: Tottenham’s turgid efforts.
“The problem for Nuno is that he arrived as a man needing his concerns addressed. There were fears about his style of play – and remember that is part of his remit, like the These fears will only increase given the nature of this defeat, said President Daniel Levy.