‘We knew’ – Wolves star Jimenez reveals game plan involved Spurs weak spot

Antonio Conte
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Raul Jimenez has revealed that Wolves knew of Tottenham’s tendency to concede goals when losing possession. 

Wolves compounded a poor week for Spurs by claiming a 2-0 victory at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday afternoon. 

Bruno Lage’s side earned a two-goal lead inside 20 minutes in North London due to some lapse Spurs defending which was enough to take three points back to the Midlands. 

Jimenez opened the scoring for the visitors with a fierce strike past Hugo Lloris, who initially failed to adequately deal with a relatively harmless effort from Leander Dendoncker. 

The latter then doubled Wolves’ lead after Spurs played their way into trouble out from defence to give Antonio Conte’s side an uphill battle for the rest of the encounter. 

After the match, Jimenez praised his side’s bounce-back performance after losing to Arsenal in midweek, and explained that he and his teammates were keen on pressuring Spurs into making mistakes when playing out from the back.  

He told BBC Sport (4:19pm): “It is always good to bounce back after a defeat at home. We knew this was a big opportunity for us to get back and continue doing what we know how to do. We came to play our game and we deserve the win. 

“It was always the plan to come here and do our game with the ball and make them run. We knew we would have opportunities. We needed to capitalise and score the goals.

“We knew sometimes they concede goals from losing the ball when they are doing their game. We had those opportunities. We had troubles this season scoring but today we did what we wanted.

“We are always confident. We know what we can do. We are in a good time and we can keep improving and go higher in the table. We are dreaming big.”

Spurs Web Opinion 

Tottenham were the architects of their own downfall against Wolves which isn’t good enough for a side chasing for a top-four spot.

These individual errors are creeping into the game all of a sudden and are becoming pretty detrimental with all the points currently being lost. 

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