Date: 28th December 2018 at 8:58am
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Having got our dip out of the way, Wolverhampton Wanderers have only slightly wobbled over the Christmas period but even that might be a harsh comment given the Liverpool defeat, but in any event, this weekend we head into what will be a tough clash with Tottenham Hotspur.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side are in fine form themselves and with eleven goals in the last two matches, they now sit above Manchester City in second spot in the Premier League table and their free scoring form was a topic head coach Nuno Espirito Santo was met with as he met the media this week to look ahead to the game.

Sky Sports carried his words when it came to facing the likes of Harry Kane, Son Heung-Min and Christian Eriksen, but as ever, for Nuno it was about focusing on ourselves and our strengths rather than changing our natural game to suit them, or try and stifle their talents.

“We’ve played already many games against top teams where we have shown that we don’t change our identity. We are trying to build something, so when you try to build you do not look at the game like, ‘What is the best way to get a result?’ No, it’s what is the best way for you to compete against these teams? If you have to defend and have less of the ball it does not mean that you are not trying to win the game. We’ve shown in previous games that we attack, we have shots on goals against heavy teams, even so the building process goes this way so the way we approach against Tottenham is going to be the same.”

It is of course not the first time Nuno has spoken of sticking true to his philosophy as that was heavily questioned during our dip, but we’ve stuck with it and come through the other end and one thing is for sure – we’ll give Spurs a battle and if they do win, we’ll have made them earned it and that’s what counts.

 

One Reply to ““We Don’t Change Our Identity” – Spurs Will Know What To Expect From Wolves”

  • I wholeheartedly agree with Nuno’s philosophy. When we chewed through managers at the beginning of the Fosun era I was heavily lambasted for suggesting we need to play one style and boss it “what are you on about you always need a plan b/c/d to get out of the championship”. We played our best football, before Nuno, under Kenny Jackett by keeping the ball on the grass and moving it quickly and then got the worst results when the plan went out the window and got drawn into hoofed clearances to try and reset the team shape (a bit like we have been doing lately!). Nuno’s tactics offer us time on the ball not only to try and create oppurtunities to score but to control the game by keeping the opponent off the ball which has worked very well as we have conceded very few goals. As Nuno has said we are creating oppurtunities to score but the lads we have taking those still aren’t comfortable at this level so we have to wait for them to come good and support them with some signings that can find the back of the net and provide some competition for those misfiring but find themselves on the teamsheet week in week out because we have little other options. Rome wasn’t built in a day and it’s best to start with a solid foundation. Can’t wait for the next 2 transfer windows, onwards and upwards WAW!

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