Wolves v Tottenham: Resurgent Spurs a Special challenge

By Joe Edwards | Wolves | Published:

It is a tough ask, but Wolves are out to make it 12 unbeaten in the Premier League as they host Tottenham.

Skipper Conor Coady is embracing the challenge of taking on Spurs (AMA)

Tomorrow's visitors seem set to give Nuno Espirito Santo’s charges the most difficult test they have had in a while, writes Joe Edwards.

They have been reinvigorated by the appointment of Jose Mourinho.

Players who had stagnated under Mauricio Pochettino have shone under the self-proclaimed ‘Special One’ – Dele Alli, Toby Alderweireld and Eric Dier, to name a few.

But Wolves will still fancy their chances of toppling Spurs.

After all, they are steadfast in their philosophy and stunning those who thought the demands of the Europa League would harm their league output.

Neither team have found goals hard to come by, they are only separated by a point in the table and they both played in Europe during the week – so it is an intriguing encounter.

Wolves have had one day fewer to prepare – having beat Besiktas 4-0 on Thursday, while Tottenham lost 3-1 to Bayern Munich on Wednesday – but skipper Conor Coady does not mind, at all.

“As footballers, it’s what you want,” said Coady.


“You want to play as many games as possible.

“You’d rather the games come thick and fast. For us, it’s no problem. We’ll be ready.

“It’s another massive game against a top team with a world-class manager.

“But we want to keep the run going for as long as possible.”


The big positive from Thursday was Diogo Jota’s 11-minute hat-trick.

Diogo Jota is high on confidence (AMA)

That came after a double salvo against Brighton last weekend, so he will be eager to keep up the streak against Spurs.

“It’s absolutely fantastic. He is a sensational footballer, he really is,” said Coady.

“We have full trust in him and it’s an absolute pleasure to have him here.”

Coady added: “He’s a fantastic footballer, but that doesn’t take away from the job the rest of the lads done.

“All-round, it was a really good night for us. The ruthlessness came.”

Coady will be aiming for another clean sheet and is likely to be rejoined by Romain Saiss and Leander Dendoncker at the back.

Wolves likely XI (3-4-3): Patricio; Dendoncker, Coady, Saiss; Doherty, Moutinho, Neves, Otto; Traore, Jimenez, Jota

Joe Edwards

By Joe Edwards
Multi-Media Sports Journalist

Wolves fan turned Wolves correspondent for the Express & Star.


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