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‘Of course it hurts’ - Nuno on the recent criticisms

Thu 08 April 2021 | 16:57

Nuno Espirito Santo admits that he has been hurt by the criticisms during their slump.


’ 3-2 defeat against West Ham on Monday has left them with just three wins from their last 17

Premier League

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Nuno Espirito Santo

admits that criticisms have hurt him during their slump, according to



“Of course it hurts, it hurts us because we didn’t perform as we wanted to. The people who suffer the most is us,” Nuno said.

“We must react ourselves and bounce back from a bad performance, not as individuals but as a squad.

“We are always concerned when we don’t achieve what we want from our players. This is what we focus on so we can play and compete well tomorrow against Fulham.

“I don’t relax, I’m always trying to figure out the best way of how we want to do things and trying to find the right solutions.

“It’s going to be tough, we face a good team. We know each match in the Premier League is tough and we must prepare ourselves.”


is expected to be sidelined for the rest of the year as he is suffering from a second ACL injury to his right knee in less than 12 months. The defender and the club are looking for the best surgical option.

Nuno added:

“He is being assessed and deciding what surgery he is going to go with. We need to make sure Jonny is strong and confident and has no doubts in his head.

“We need to restore his trust so he can join us after the surgery. Before, during, and after the surgery is very important because he needs to be confident he is going to return.

“It’s a big impact on him, he is a strong boy, very serious and he is aware what happened to him can happen to any player. He is confident because he recovered well from the first one.”

Willy Boly is still out as he is self-isolating after his positive COVID-19 diagnosis and Joao Moutinho (groin), Raul Jimenez (fractured skull), and Marcal (groin) are also sidelined.

source: SportMob