Joe Mourinho said his side had won an “incredible three-point” against Wolves. Nonetheless, he believes the Wolves can be a challenge for the Champions League places.
Jan Vertonghen scored a dramatic late winner as Spurs ended Wolves’ 11 matches unbeaten Premier League run to narrow the gap on the top four.
Vertonghen headed in from a corner in injury time. This he did after Wolves’ relentless approach had been rewarded as Adama Traore thumped in a deserved equalizer from the edge of the box through the second half.
Following a breathless opening period, Lucas Moura’s mazy run and exquisite finish into the roof of the net had placed Spurs ahead after eight minutes.
Spurs had to withstand the intense pressure. Wolves, on the other hand, chased for an equalizer. But it was they who went closest before half-time as Eric Dier struck the post from Dele Alli’s delightful, dinked pass.
Spurs goalkeeper, Paulo Gazzaniga produced an excellent save from Romain Saiss’ header in the closing stages. Mourinho’s visitors appeared to be hanging on before Vertonghen’s decisive goal.
“My feeling is they are fighting for more than they said. They are not just there for the top sic. They can do more. They are a fantastic team. This is a big victory.” Said Mourinho on Wolves.
“This game is special because the opponent is special. Espirito Santo has to be very proud of Wolves’ record.”
On his own side’s progress, he added, “We went about a year without winning a Premier League game away and we have managed two in a short amount of time. Now, we are not looking at the bottom of the table. We are looking higher up.”
Victory, therefore, sees Spurs climb above Wolves to fifth, three points behind Chelsea who they face next Sunday.