Former Premier League defender Martin Keown has critiqued Wolves’ defending for Tottenham Hotspur’s goal against them this weekend on Match of the Day.
One lapse of concentration from defender Nathan Collins was all Spurs needed to pick up a 1-0 win at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this weekend.
Deadly striker Harry Kane got the goal after losing the defender in the box from a corner.
Wolves matched Spurs in the first-half and held their own before they conceded from the set-piece.
Keown has delivered his verdict on their defending: “Nathan Collins was playing so well in the game. He was winning that battle but Harry Kane gets his goal and in the end they lose the game. It was the only difference between the two teams.
“He just gets a little bit obsessed here (with Kane). It was great movement from Harry Kane, he tries to pull him out of that area. He’s bringing him out, he makes that physical contact and for some reason (Collins) dashes out, he ball watches.”
It has been a tricky start for Wolves so far this season and they only have one point on the board so far.
They were beaten 2-1 away at Leeds United on the opening day of the campaign before being held 0-0 by newly promoted Fulham at home last weekend.
Bruno Lage’s side played well in parts yesterday, especially during the first 45 minutes, so do have positives to take despite losing the match in the end.
Lage said: “We go home with frustrations of the result, but with the confidence that we can play this way – and I want to play this way.
“In the same way I said a year ago that the goals will come, I am plenty sure the goals and points will come. With a performance like this, we can do a good season.”
Collins was brought in over the summer from Burnley following the Clarets’ relegation to the Championship and the young centre-back will be disappointed to have lost his man Kane from a corner.
Next up for Wolves is a Carabao Cup clash against Championship outfit Preston North End on Tuesday night.
The Lilywhites have drawn four out of their opening five league games 0-0 this term.