Antonio Conte is wary of Wolves, as he looks to get his Tottenham Hotspur team back to winning ways today in the Premier League.
Spurs were beaten 3-2 by Southampton in midweek in a hugely disappointing result for them.
Wanderers also come into today’s game on the back of a defeat.
Bruno Lage’s side lost 1-0 – for the sixth time this season – against Arsenal on Thursday night.
Arsenal saw Gabriel Martinelli sent off midway through the second-half. But Wolves could not capitalise on their one-man advantage, despite throwing the kitchen sink at the Gunners for the last 20 minutes.
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Today is a chance to get back on track, and Conte is mindful of Wolves – a team he has faced just once before in his managerial career (as Chelsea manager, 2016/17 season, February 18 in the FA Cup fifth round).
He said: “It will be a tough game. We know very well that in this league now, Wolves are a reality, a team that every season have a good season, good players, good manager.
“They have their own identity. They are working with the same system for many years and, for sure, we have to pay great attention.”
Wolves’ record against Spurs is not so great in recent times.
The club have lost each of their last three meetings with the north Londoners.
Tricky game awaits, but Wolves need not fear Tottenham
Tottenham have improved under Conte, but Wolves don’t need to fear them.
Just lately, they have been wobbling in the Premier League, and have lost their last two matches.
Today they will be without key defender Eric Dier, which is a blow for them. So Wolves have a decent chance of picking up points.
In the reverse fixture, Wolves lost 1-0 despite playing some fantastic attacking football.
Hopefully we can see a similar kind of performance today, only with the right result this time.
One thing is for sure, Wanderers absolutely need to show a bit more ruthlessness in front of goal.