Nuno delighted Harry Kane staying at Tottenham
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Nuno Espirito Santo became the first Tottenham manager since 1949 to win his first three league games in charge. Spurs beat Watford 1-0 thanks to a strike from Son Heung-min three minutes before half-time.
It was a third straight league win for Spurs as they continued their 100 per cent record in the Premier League this season.
The result means Spurs go into the international break at the top of the table, two points ahead of the chasing pack.
Spurs are also yet to concede a goal in the current campaign, with Davinson Sanchez and Eric Dier impressing in their latest win.
Captain Harry Kane started his first league game since announcing that he would not be leaving the club this summer.
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Manchester City had been linked with a move to sign the striker all summer, but the 28-year-old pledged his allegiance to Spurs last week.
Despite Nuno becoming the first Spurs boss to win his first three league games since Arthur Rowe did so in 1949, he doesn’t want to get ahead of himself.
“There’s no perfection, we’re still trying to improve,” Nuno said. “Today we did a good game in terms of consistency, and organisation. We have to be more clinical we had enough chances to make a different score, but the boys worked very hard. The dynamic of the team is good.
“We threaten enough. Good possession, good lines, maybe a little bit more dynamic on the movements to open the gaps that we needed, but overall very very well done.
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“Watford were very organised, didn’t allow too many spaces. But more dynamic, more mobility through our front line, but something that we have to improve. We’ll see the game and speak to the boys.”
The Spurs boss has also called on authorities to try and solve the South America international duty issue which will see Christian Romero and Giovani Lo Celso join up with the Argentine national side.
The duo are both set to go against orders and travel to South America, despite Premier League clubs unaimoulsy voting not to release players who are due to travel to red-list countries to play international matches.
“Yes, it’s a big problem, not only for our players, it’s a problem for all the South American players playing in the Premier League because they have to obey the government laws,” he said.
“But we must be aware that saying no to our national team is very difficult. It’s very difficult, so we’ll see how things go.
“But we are here to take care of our players and we will do our best to manage the situation.
“It clear – as a club we don’t approve of the situation. What we want is a solution for everybody because this will be a big problem.
“This is not only this international break, we’ll have one in one month time, then in two months time we have another one, and we must find a solution because we cannot stay without our players.
“At the same time national teams demand, so we have to observe. It’s a difficult situation but we expect solutions and, at least, some answers.”
Next up for Spurs is a trip to Selhurst Park to face Crystal Palace after the international break on September 11.
Spurs will then take on Chelsea the following weekend, before contesting the north London derby with Arsenal on September 26.
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