Tottenham vs Wolves: Premier League match preview, team news, manager quotes and likely line-ups


Tottenham vs Wolves: Premier League match preview, team news, manager quotes and likely line-ups

Tottenham Hotspur are one of the form teams in the Premier League at the moment having won their last five matches and Wolves face a tough test when they travel to Wembley on Saturday.

Spurs have scored 11 goals in their last two matches as they steamrolled Everton and Bournemouth 6-2 and 5-0 respectively to overtake Manchester City and move into second.

Wolves’ Joao Moutinho challenges Heung-Min Son of Tottenham Hotspur

Wovles themselves have enjoyed a good run of form and have picked up ten points from their last five games. If they win, and results go their way, they could go as high as seventh.

What the managers are saying

Mauricio Pochettion (Spurs): “We’re in good momentum and it’s so important to keep that momentum. Of course, the atmosphere and the feeling is so good.

“In the same way, we’re thinking about recovering quickly because on Saturday we need to compete in our best way again. You cannot stop.

Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino has complemented Wolves

“We always try to give our best and then do everything to try to recover all the energy to be ready to compete again.

“Wolves are a very good team that play very well. We played a few months ago against them (won 3-2). That was tough. They have very good players and the manager is doing a fantastic job.

“We know it will be a difficult game but we have the belief to go out and perform in the best way.”

Nuno Espirito Santo (Wolves): “I really enjoy watching Tottenham play. I am very thankful for the compliment (paid by Mauricio Pochettino) and it shows the world what we have been trying to do in creating an identity but it doesn’t mean we will go there with a smile.

“We will go there to compete. They are in a very good moment, 11 goals in two matches in a very busy moment of the season.

Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo says his side will go to Wembley to compete

“They are doing very well, it shows the quality of the squad, of the management and we look at Tottenham knowing it’s going to be hard game.

“We have to fear all the teams in the Premier League. We have to respect and know the opponent has all the qualities.”

Team news

Tottenham will assess Dele Alli, with Pochettino to make a late decision on whether to play the midfielder after he missed the Boxing Day romp over Bournemouth due to a hamstring injury.

Dele Alli missed Tottenham’s win over Bournemouth

Serge Aurier has returned to full training after a groin injury, but Jan Vertonghen, Eric Dier, Victor Wanyama and Mousa Dembele all miss out.

Diogo Jota remains out for Wolves as he continues to battle a hamstring injury.

Diogo Jota will not play for Wolves on Saturday

The forward will not travel for Saturday’s game at Tottenham having missed the last two matches with the problem.

Leander Dendoncker and Kortney Hause will be assessed after they were left out of the squad for the 1-1 draw at Fulham due to illness.

Predicted line-ups

Tottenham: Loris, Rose, Foyth, Walker-Peters, Alderweireld, Winks, Eriksen, Lucas, Sissoko, Son, Kane.

Wolves: Patricio, Coady, Jonny, Doherty, Bennett, Boly, Moutinho, Neves, Saiss, Traore, Jimenez.


Source: SportsLatest TS