Tottenham title challenge rocked with Wolves defeat
Football-29 December 2018 23:28 GMT
Tottenham Hotspurs title challenge fell on flat feet as Wolves came back from a goal down to produce a second-half performance that led to a 3-1 win at Wembley stadium.
Harry Kane’s curling strike from outside the box in the first half was overturned with Willy Boly, Raul Jimenez and Helder Costa goals.
Mauricio Pochettino: “I think it was in the last 20 minutes,” Pochettino said. “I think a few minutes before we conceded the first goal from the corner I think that was the moment that we started to miss some energy.
“We started to show a lack of concentration and focus on the game, maybe because the team is tired and of course the schedule and the fixture list is so tough!
“And we were a little bit unlucky because, in the moment that we wanted to provide the team with some fresh energy with Oliver Skipp, we concede a goal.
“Then it’s impossible to change anything and of course, the game was tough.
“In the last 15 to 20 minutes it was so tough for us.”
Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo after the 3-1 win over Tottenham
“We are happy, we are very, very happy,” He told Sky Sports
“In the second half we were very good, but also in the first too, we were organised. Tottenham have a lot of qualities, talent. They have the mobility to cause us problems.
“We had to stay balanced because we knew the game could change, and it did in the second half in our favour. We began the second half in our favour, on the front foot, controlled the game, and created some chances. We could feel the momentum was coming.
“We had more of the ball in the second half, and when you have the ball you manage the situations better. We moved it well, the lines of the ball were good, and the hard work made the difference.
“We then had to stay more solid, more compact, otherwise the score can change. Today we were clinical. We have been looking (to be more clinical) and today we were. We were happy to get the win, knowing in any moment it could change.”