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'Japhet was huge today' – Tottenham boss Nuno in awe of Tanganga’s display against Manchester City

 The Lilywhites boss was very impressed with the DR Congo prospect’s stellar display against the Citizens on Sunday evening

Japhet Tanganga was a "huge" influence against reigning English champions Manchester City, according to Tottenham Hotspur boss Nuno Espirito Santo.

The London side began their 2021-22 campaign on an impressive note by defeating the Citizens 1-0 in Sunday’s showdown, thanks to Son Heung-Min’s second-half strike.

Tanganga, 22, got the nod to start ahead of Cote d’Ivoire’s Serge Aurier and Matt Doherty, and he did not disappoint as he held sway in the hosts’ backline to deny Raheem Sterling and Jack Grealish from wreaking havoc.

After full-time, the youngster walked home with the man-of-the-match award ahead of Son, Steven Bergwijn and Lucas Moura, to the delight of his Portuguese boss who waxed lyrical about his performance, and that of Oliver Skipp in the low-scoring affair.

“They [Tangaga and Skipp] did well,” Nuno told media during the post-match conference.

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