Home » “Not good enough” – Tottenham star points fingers at defenders after Wolves defeat

“Not good enough” – Tottenham star points fingers at defenders after Wolves defeat

By Mehdi Gokal -

Tottenham suffered a 2-1 defeat at the hands of an exciting Wolves team on Saturday.

Wolves took the lead just moments before the half-time whistle when an inswinging corner from Pablo Sarabia found the unmarked Joao Gomes around eight yards out, who successfully headed it in.

Spurs swiftly levelled the score immediately after the restart, with Dejan Kulusevski finding the net from the tightest of angles after displaying impressive footwork to get past the defender.

And Spurs were aiming to secure all three points with a late goal, much like their previous outing against Brighton. However, things didn’t go their way this time as one of their transfer targets, Pedro Neto, embarked on a brilliant solo run during a break, eventually finding Gomes to score the winning goal.

The aftermath of the game raised numerous questions, with Tottenham’s only goalscorer of the evening, Kulusevski, expressing dissatisfaction with the defensive effort of the team.

Speaking after the game, the Swedish winger admitted that Spurs were defensively vulnerable, resulting in conceding goals. As quoted by the Independent, Kulusevski said (via Football London):

“Nothing worse than losing so very tough. We had a lot of chances, we can’t score them and then not enough discipline when we lost the ball.”

He also criticised the team’s defensive efforts during the counter-attacks from Wolves.

He said:

“They had two or three counter-attacks where we’re not good enough and they made us pay. After that it is difficult to come back again in the game.

“We were too many guys up front. Too open and not running back as hard as we should. They could score a couple and that’s not good enough.”

“We are not playing good enough, especially first half. We are not playing good enough and losing too many balls, so we have to get better.”

TBH Says:

The high defensive line is always going to leave the defence vulnerable, so it is no surprise that Spurs have only kept 5 clean sheets this season.

They have also suffered a number of injuries to some of their best players, including the likes of Romero, Micky van de Ven and most recently Pedro Porro and Destiny Udogie, who are crucial to the way Spurs play.

Nonetheless, Spurs cannot afford any more slip-ups, having dropped out of the top four following Aston Villa’s 2-1 win over Fulham.


Tags Dejan Kulusevski NewsNow
Follow Us
Latest Newsletter Posts