Opinion: Five things we learned from Tottenham’s 3-2 loss against Wolves

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Tottenham Hotspur made it back-to-back losses in the Premier League as they fell to a 3-2 home result against Wolves this evening.

This acts as a huge dent in Tottenham’s hopes of qualifying for the Champions League next season, as Wolves go above the North London side.

Here are five things we learned from the match:

Disorganised defence – 

The back three of Eric Dier, Japhet Tanganga, and Davinson Sanchez was a new one for Mourinho today, but not one that did too well on its debut. There was a lack of leadership in that back three and too often they failed to close down the man on the ball and make a tackle.

Dele’s shooting boots – 

It seems as if Spurs have to score three or four goals to win a game at the moment, such is their shaky defence. Dele Alli had a number of good chances to find the back of the net, but was far from his best in front of goal today. Spurs need the Englishmen to come good while Kane and Son are out.

Winks Captain – 

Not the best debut captaincy for Harry Winks in terms of the result, but nice to see the boyhood fan rewarded for his efforts. I would just love to see a defensive midfielder in there alongside him to add solidity.

Long ten days – 

This was the first match in ten days for Spurs and they had a nice week full of rest to prepare. That display suggests it may be a long old ten days for Spurs fans.

Top four dent – 

With Chelsea drawing, Tottenham are not out of the top four race, but if they continue to waste opportunities to close the gap, they are going to find themselves falling short. It just doesn’t feel like Spurs have what it takes to rack up some consistent wins.

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