Tottenham Hotspur just about clinched the 3 points away to Wolves yesterday, despite a late fight back from the newly-promoted side.
Spurs went 3-0 up in the match, only to give away two penalties to create a nervy final ten minutes for the Lilywhites.
Here are the five things we learned from the game:
Tottenham are struggling to defend a lead
Watford, Inter Milan, PSV, Wolves, to name but a few. Tottenham Hotspur seem to have a problem defending a lead once they fight so hard to earn it. Spurs lost key matches to Watford and Inter after leading 1-0 late on. They also conceded late to draw 2-2 with PSV in the Champions League. Luckily they were able to hang on against Wolves, but they still shouldn’t be conceding two from 3-0 up, and it is something Pochettino must address.
Juan Foyth deserves another chance
It was by no means a dream debut for the young Argentine in the Premier League. After going 3-0 up and cruising, Foyth gave away two penalties to give Wolves a route back in. However, the defender has already shown enough in the West Ham game and the first half against Wolves to earn another chance. He is only young after all.
Lamela’s form continues
Erik Lamela continues to be unstoppable for Spurs this season. His goal against Wolves marked his eighth goal in his last 12 appearances for Spurs. He has also assisted three in this time. This has really eased the pressure on Pochettino to rush back the likes of Eriksen and Dele.
Spurs can only improve
Tottenham now have 24 points from their first 11 games, continuing their best ever start to a Premier League season. The funny thing is that the team are no where near hitting top form yet, which can only be good news. While they are scraping wins at the moment, the only way is up for Poch’s men as they march on towards Xmas.
Hugo is ready to put mistakes behind him
It was nice to see an impressive performance from the Tottenham number one, as he has struggled with a number of high profile errors in recent times. Lloris pulled off a number of key saves and punches to earn his side all three points. Let’s hope he can keep it up and put his troubles behind him.
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