Ange Postecoglou lamented his team’s collapse late in the game as they lost 2-1 to Wolves.
Postecoglou will not be able to take the injured James Maddison, Micky van De Ven and suspended Cristian Romero or Destiny Udogie with him for their trip to Molineux.
Brennan Johnson scored his first Spurs goal after just three minutes, and the team held that lead until stoppage time in the second half.
Postecoglou was left deflated by the brutality of Mario Lemina and Pablo Sarabia’s death-defying strikes.
“We were out of legs by the end,” said Australian boss, John Aussie. This is understandable. Many of them have never played.
We could have played a more positive half-time. Early and conservatively, we scored. There were chances that we should have taken.
The Wolves will always come out strong. They are hard to beat, and came straight at us. The game is tough every time.
They scored two good goals, which was a tough one to accept.
We must keep on playing football.
Lemina, the match-winner for the local team, praised the strength of their home crowd and Gary O’Neil’s tactical acumen.
This feeling is amazing to feel in front of your fans, said the Gabonese player.
The fans are my real friends. They have supported me ever since I joined the club. I am in love with the club. The club is amazing to me, and I do my best to repay them.
We’ve worked so hard. We deserved to win this match because of the amazing work we did.
We knew we were the most effective against them, and today we proved it.
It’s really amazing that I scored the winning goal.
We are enjoying this game, but will be thinking about the break for international games and the next match.
After 12 matches, Wolves now have 15 points. Spurs lost their chance of being top after a second consecutive defeat.