Tottenham take on Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday afternoon as they aim to close the gap on league leaders Liverpool who play Arsenal this weekend. Although Wolves have performed much better than expected this season currently sitting just 2 points off 7th place in the league, Spurs are huge favorites to win the game.
The last two home games for Spurs against Burnley and Bournemouth have told two completely different stories. While Bournemouth tried to take the game to Spurs and got smashed 5-0 in the process, Burnley were prepared to sit back with 11 men behind the ball and almost got a point from the game.
You would think that Wolves would look at this and decide to be pragmatic but their manager Nuno Espirito Santo has vowed to come to Wembley and attack Tottenham.
Speaking in the pre-match press conference, the 44-year-old Portuguese suggested that his side won’t be changing their approach just because they are playing a top side.
“We’ve played already many games against top teams where we have shown that we don’t change our identity,” the Wolves boss said.
“We are trying to build something, so when you try to build you do not look at the game like, what is the best way to get a result. No, you look at what is the best way for you to compete against these teams. If you have to defend and have less of the ball it does not mean that you are not trying to win the game.”
“We’ve shown in previous games that we attack, we have shots on goals against heavy teams, even so the building process goes this way so the way we approach against Tottenham is going to be the same. We’re going to look at Tottenham and see the best we can do in the game.”
Santo’s side have been unlucky in several of their games against the so-called ‘big six’ including in the 3-2 defeat to Tottenham in the reverse fixture at Molineux Stadium.
The current Wolves side have proven that they are extremely well drilled and Spurs thus can’t afford to take them lightly on Saturday.
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