Tottenham director Fabio Paratici focusing on ‘big picture’ despite turbulent start

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Tottenham director Fabio Paratici focusing on ‘big picture’ despite turbulent start
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Tottenham managing director Fabio Paratici has urged Tottenham fans to consider the “big picture” and insists the club are “one step up” from where they started the season, despite a mixed campaign so far.

Paratici arrived in north London back in June after leaving Juventus and played a pivotal role in appointing former Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo as the club’s new manager.

Spurs began the season with three straight wins in the league, including over champions Manchester City on the opening weekend, but followed that run up with a hat-trick of London derby defeats, against Crystal Palace, Chelsea and, most painfully, Arsenal.

Those results, coupled with the style of football on show, saw the pressure already mounting on Nuno before a return to winning ways against Aston Villa last weekend earned some respite for the Portuguese heading into the international break.

“In every season you have huge ups and downs and in the Premier League it is very difficult because the competition is so high, you can lose against everybody,” Paratici told Spurs TV. “Sometimes if you have matches three days in a row sometimes it can happen that you can lose two or three matches in a row.

“We have to be balanced and focused in our target, not in the small picture but in the big picture that is what the club is aiming for in the future and the project of the club.

“One month we have three very good results then more this month so-so but I think we are one step up. The difficulties are important to be something. It is a long-term project, we know what we have to do.”

He added: “The big picture, which is most important, is this club has to be like a family, if you are a family you need the support of everybody.

“If you are to achieve something, you need players, coach, club, fans to be positive and every moment – I know it is more difficult when you lose one or two games - but you have to believe.

“You have to believe and be positive because this feeling is transmitted to everybody. First of all the players, the players feel what we think.

“If the fans are negative or I am a little bit worried the players feel this and it is not right. We have to be focused and we can achieve our target.”

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