Opinion: Five players who were simply not good enough for Spurs in loss to Wolves


Tottenham Hotspur have dropped another three points in the Premier League and against a top-four rival in Wolves no less.

The visitors to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium today now go ahead of the Lilywhites in the race for the Champions League places.

Of course, Chelsea, who currently sit in fourth, also dropped points this weekend with a draw against Bournemouth.

Let’s take a look at the five players who let Spurs down today:

Dele Alli – 

His movement was excellent today, getting himself into plenty of great positions in the box and finding himself at the end of a number of moves. However, the English midfielder did not have his shooting boots on today, missing a few great chances in front of goal. He needs to step up if he is to fill Kane and Son’s boots, and Spurs certainly need him to.

Ben Davies – 

I thought the Welshman struggled from start to finish today, both defensively and offensively against Wolves. Davies got himself into so many good positions down the left flank, but failed to make the most of them with some consistently weak crosses. He also failed to help out his defence with both Doherty and Traore, who gave Spurs problems all day long.

Japhet Tanganga, Eric Dier, and Davinson Sanchez – 

It would be unfair to pick one out and not the others, as they were woeful as a defensive unit today. For once, Spurs were actually able to grab a couple of goals at the top of the pitch, so there is no excuse for still losing the match. Spurs played three at the back to ensure that one could always step out and close down the man with the ball. However, the three remained static for the majority of Wolves’ counter-attacks, letting them run it into the box before challenging. Tanganga struggled against Traore all day and the other two were unable to track Jota and Jiminez. They should have been getting tight to their men and making challenges early, even if they had to bring them down from time to time. Weak, hollow, and no leader at the back today.

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  1. Got It Spot On. Totally clueless and way below Premier standard. Beginning to think the manager is not up to it as surely they all can’t be as bad as this ?????


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