Tottenham boss Nuno Espirito Santo, when asked about what the atmosphere will be like on Sunday, is keen for his Spurs team to ignore the noise from the St. James’ Park crowd.
Nuno Espirito Santo said: “All the atmospheres in the Premier League, whoever you play against, it’s always the fans behind the team. Of course, after what has happened with Newcastle we expect an atmosphere that is going to support them. At the same time, we have to ignore it and focus on our tasks. It is up to us to quiet the fans.”
Steve Bruce will take charge of his 1000th game as a manager on Sunday, despite constant speculation over his future at Newcastle, with the new owners expected to relieve the Geordie boss of his duties in the near future. Nuno was asked about Bruce in his pre-match press conference earlier in the week and spoke about his admiration of the Newcastle manager.
Nuno Espirito Santo said: “I’ve known Bruce a long time. We played against each other, we were both in the Championship, so we go a long way back. I have huge respect. I know him and to achieve 1000 games is extraordinary. I have to congratulate him.”
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