Report: Which Wolves first-team stars had to play Espanyol just days before Spurs clash

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Wolves played a fairly strong team away at Espanyol on Thursday to advance into the last 16 stage of the Europa League ahead of their trip to Tottenham this weekend.

We relayed a report from the Daily Mail earlier in the week that revealed Wolves had taken their full-strength squad to Spain for the return leg against Espanyol, despite being 4-0 up in the tie from the first leg.

The decision not to leave any players back home meant that they would have just two days to recover and prepare for the Spurs game.

However, having said that, Nuno Espirito Santo did opt to leave many important players on the bench on Thursday.

Out of the players who started the last Premier League match, Patricio, Boly, Coady, Doherty, Dendoncker, and Moutinho all completed ninety minutes against Espanyol, while Adama Traore played 80 minutes (BBC).

With half their side having just two days to recover for the all-important clash on Thursday, Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham might still have an advantage from a physical standpoint after their week of rest.

Spurs Web Opinion

We have to start quickly on Sunday and take the game to our opponents as we will be much fresher. They should also tire the longer the game goes on and so we will have no excuses if we fail to match their intensity. We desperately need a win to bring us back into the race for fourth after the disappointing result at Stamford Bridge last weekend.

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