Tottenham Hotspur fell to a 3-1 defeat to Wolves on Saturday after being talked up as potential title challengers leading up to the game.
Spurs had scored eleven goals in their previous two games thus making fans dream that the side was capable of catching league leaders Liverpool.
However, the defeat sees Spurs fall nine points behind the Merseysiders, effectively ending the club’s title hopes barring a collapse by Liverpool.
Tottenham started the game off on the front foot and took the lead through a blistering strike from Harry Kane. However, the home side took their foot off the gas in the second half and allowed Wolves to come back into the game. The away side made the most of the drop in Tottenham’s intensity and put three past Lloris.
Spurs fans were fuming after the game as the team had let a great chance to put pressure on Liverpool slip through their hands. According to midfielder Harry Winks the Spurs players were just as angry as the fans, after the game.
Speaking to The Daily Mail, the 22-year-old said: “We said before the game that it was must-win, so to come away with a defeat… everyone is fuming.”
Winks, however, rejected the ‘Spursy’ tag that was once again thrown around after the result and insisted that the team has been doing really well of late. “I have to be careful about this. We are doing really well. We have had one defeat since Arsenal away”, he added.
“We have had some fantastic results in the Champions League and the Premier League and it is important we don’t get carried away with a defeat. Listen, when people say that on social media, that is their own opinion, but inside the club we know how far we can go. We have belief.”
“To be considered title contenders and to be sitting here disappointed that we aren’t closer to the top than we’d expect, it just shows us how well we are doing. We have high expectations and if we don’t come away with a win against Wolves we get frustrated.”
The Tottenham players will have a chance to put the result right immediately as they travel to Cardiff on New Year’s day.
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