Darren Anderton unsure where the result against Wolves came from

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Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Darren Anderton took to Twitter following the surprise 3-1 defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Anderton who played 299 games for Spurs expressed his surprise at the result, but also gave credit to the away side for the win.

Wolves produced a stunning second half comeback to shock Tottenham who were dreaming of narrowing the margin against Liverpool to just three points.

Harry Kane’s stunning left footed shot on 21 minutes looked as if this would be the reality, howecer the second half display from Mauricio Pochettino’s players was up there with the worst in living memory.

Spurs gave away possession 109 times vs. Wolves through misplaced passes and dispossessions, which summed up how tired the midfield were looking.

If this performance didn’t highlight to Daniel Levy that we are desperate for reinforcements in January, I don’t know what will make the penny-pinching chairman open his purse strings.

Supporters will be demanding a much improved display away to Cardiff on New Year’s Day.

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  1. I haven’t seen Spurs give the ball away so much, as they did in that second half, for maybe a year or two.
    Not even against a 2nd half resurgent Watford, who also came from behind, to beat us at Vicarage Road.
    Our smooth possession football went awry in the face of a Wolves team which eventually dominated with their own possession, and finally made us crack. What hurts (and it had to finally nail us) is that Tottenham once again squandered great chances in the first half which would have made the second half comfortable.
    But we really looked ‘spent’, and for most of the second half seemed like a punch drunk boxer trying to hold on to win on points!
    No chance of that ‘tho, with this Wolves team gradually getting used to the expanse of Wembley and the lack of atmosphere from the stands! Oh why didn’t we stay with our beloved Lane for a few more seasons, while we had this fine squad in place?? We would have improved last year, and been dominant this year. We could have kicked on from that Chelski winning season in 2016/17, our last at the Lane, when we finished 2nd with 86 points, our best points tally/league results and goal difference since 1961. We should still be proud of the lads, because it’s been a very demanding month, but we’ve been exposed yet again as far as the PL long haul is concerned. Despite excitement on occasions at Wembley, it’s not our home and is a leveller for the opposition, plus it’s been mostly our away form that’s kept us in the mix of things.
    But Poch too should have seen clearly what was happening before the Wolves equaliser and, if we were going to resort to counter attacks, put someone like Llorente on and bypass the midfield properly with long balls. We couldn’t hang on to the ball, or string two passes together anyway, so why not. We can’t blame Winks and Sissoko as they’ve been carrying central midfield for some time ..in the absence of Dier, Dembele and Wanyama ..but perhaps we should have given a fresher player like Skipp a start!

  2. c b waters I agree with you. Posh again doesn”t react in his timing of subbing in to freshing up his midfield until it’s too late. Something is terrible wrong when you”re midfield is giving away the ball without being pressure from Wolves and their sitting back on their heels.

  3. I agree that yesterdays second half performance was one of the worst for a long time. Disappointed and frustrated. Wolves though are an underrated team and I felt they would give us trouble after the exertions of the last two games (3 games in 6 days is a big ask). Midfield is creaking – no Dembele, Wanyama (whose long term injuries are worrying – both probably need replacing) and Dier out after his operation. Lamela still having post injury problems. Vertonghen still to return. A lot of crocks and some need to go. Although I have some sympathy, it doesn’t take much to go wrong for the penny pinching Levy comments to come trotting out. The ire comes out through disappointment, and frustration. We want it now!! However, what about the new Training Complex? What about the new Stadium? No penny pinching there. We had to move out of the old WHL, Revenue from a 30,000 capacity stadium couldn’t sustain expence on the now astronomical transfer fees and salaries for long. (look at West Ham moving from a cramped Upton Park to an albeit unsuitable 60,000 London Stadium on the cheap, and now getting over 50,000 crowds). We have not generated the finances of Liverpool and Man.U in the past with their European successes over the years. We have had to cut our cloth accordingly. I’ve said this before, but Spurs almost went under some years ago, until saved by Alan Sugar, then since ENIC there has been continued regeneration. Now we do have a good side, maybe a great side if Pochettino and Levy make the right calls. Something needs to be done though regarding players whose contracts are running down. However, we have to get the foundations right before we can have a sustainable future. Get behind the team it is still work in progress.


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