Spurs stunned by Wolves as Fulham, Cardiff secure vital wins

Pochettino sad to lose on-fire Son to South Korea once more

The South Korean has scored five goals in his last three games as Spurs have soared into second in the Premier League by smashing Everton 6-2 and Bournemouth 5-0 in the past week.

Harry Kane opened the scoring for Mauricio Pochettino's charges in the 22nd minute but Wolves rallied to net three late goals through Willy Boly, Raul Jimenez and Helder Costa in the last 18 minutes. Pochettino was unhappy with how his team responded in the second half, admitting they made the mistake of thinking the game was over when they led 1-0.

He will therefore miss the Taegeuk Warriors' first two group games against the Philippines and Kyrgyzstan before joining up for a clash with China on January 16.

"I think the game was under control in the first half, I think maybe it was easier than we expected to dominate the game".

"But in the second half maybe we started to feel that the game was over and when you start to feel the game is over and you play in the way that you play, you start to decide in a wrong way". They played so deep, chasing us and we didn't concede one chance. We started to play too many long balls and then it was hard to recover the ball and to play more with your heart than your head and we started to expend a lot of energy. "Now we need to move on and be sure we are ready for the next game".

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Jürgen Klopp struck a similar note, noting his team's six-point lead over Spurs could be whittled down quickly. But we are not thinking about if we are able to overtake Liverpool or whatever, that is not the issue.

The opener arrived in the 22nd minute, when Kane curled a wonderful left-footed effort beyond the Portugal goalkeeper from outside the box, although Wolves will feel aggrieved that play was not stopped for a potential foul on Ivan Cavaleiro in the build-up.

Pochettino dismissed suggestions this defeat will heighten the impression that Spurs lack the bottle to win the league.

'It's a shame we finished the year the way we have. As Wolves grew in confidence, an equaliser looked most likely and it came from the head of the formidable Boly, who rose highest to send his effort past Lloris and begin the visitors' comeback.

However, he skipped worldwide duty in November and Spurs instantly saw an upturn in his form as Son netted the first of seven Premier League goals this season against Chelsea on November 24. "Different things could have happened with Everton or Bournemouth but I think for me we killed the games, and then we managed the game".

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